Ecobank taps Ghanaian to lead Kenyan unit – Capital Business

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 20 – Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) has appointed a Ghanaian career banker, Josephine Anan-Ankomah, as Ecobank Kenya Managing Director and Regional Executive for Central, Eastern, and Southern African (CESA).

Already, the Central Bank of Kenya has received her appointment for approval.

Ankomah leaves her current role as Ecobank Group Executive, Commercial Banking, where she has worked for the past 30 years in various roles.

She replaces Cheikh Travaly, who retired at the end of 2022 after attaining the mandatory retirement age of 60 years in accordance with Ecobank Group policy.

Her main tasks will be to grow the bank’s business in Kenya and the wider CESA region, which comprises 18 of the bank’s 33 affiliates and one representative office.

“The Board of Ecobank Kenya congratulates Josephine on her appointment. We are confident that Josephine is the right person for the role and has what it takes to further boost the Ecobank brand in Kenya and the CESA region to even greater heights.” said Ecobank Kenya Board of Directors Chairman Martin Mbogo.

Besides being a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Anan-Ankomah holds an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from the University of Ghana.

Her career at Ecobank began in Ghana in 1992, following her appointment as a Treasury Officer.

She has held other senior positions within the bank, such as Managing Director for Ecobank Gambia, Regional Treasurer (Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and The Gambia), and Chief Operating Officer (Ecobank West African Monetary Zone/East & Southern Africa), among others.

“I look forward to working with the Board, management and fellow Ecobankers to grow our business in Kenya and leverage the vast opportunities within the region to actualise Ecobank’s broader vision of fostering financial and economic integration,” Ankomah said.

Jay Ndungu

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