Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), parent company of Ecobank Group has announced the appointment of Akin Dada as Group Executive, Corporate and Investment Banking.
This is according to a press release made available on the Group’s website and seen by Nairametrics.
With the recent appointment, Mr Akin is set to take the helm of affairs from Amin Manekia (his predecessor) who retired in 2020.
Akin is a banking expert with over three decades of experience in client coverage, strategic transaction initiation, and advisory dialogues. He joined Ecobank in 2017 as the Executive Director for Corporate Bank in Nigeria, after a long spell with Citigroup Cameroon where he spent twenty six years.
It is also pertinent to note that until his recent appointment, he was the Group Head, Corporate Banking for the Ecobank Group. He is an alumnus of the University of Ibadan and University of Warwick, UK where he obtained a B.Sc. degree in Political Science and an MBA respectively.
What they are saying: Commenting on his appointment, the CEO of Ecobank Group, Ade Adeyemi said: ‘’Akin’s valuable and varied experience over many years in corporate banking as well as his broader knowledge of banking, credit and risk management position him appropriately to lead our Corporate and Investment Bank. There are huge opportunities for the Ecobank Group with the implementation of the AfCFTA, which heralds burgeoning demand for trade finance, advisory services and cross-border payments.”
Details about the appointment is available HERE