Albert Essien News

Ade Adeyemi, CEO, Ecobank Group

Ecobank's Ade Adeyemi: 'I believe a pan-African institution is good for the continent'

As CEO of the pan-African Ecobank, Ade Adeyemi is used to the logistical nightmare of criss-crossing the continent. It’s no simple matter getting from Lomé, Togo, where Ecobank is headquartered, to sit down with Euromoney Africa in Kigali, Rwanda.

Albert Essien, CEO, Ecobank

Nigeria should switch to managed currency float, says Ecobank CEO Albert Essien

Nigeria, whose currency lost almost 8 percent against the dollar this year, would benefit from letting market forces have more say over its exchange rate, according to Albert Essien, chief executive officer of Ecobank Transnational Inc.

Akinwumi Adesina, incoming President of the African Development Bank (AfDB)

Battle-hardened Nigerians are getting picked for top finance jobs in Africa

It was perhaps inevitable given its population mass, and its half-a-trillion dollar economy.

Ade Adeyemi, CEO of Citi Sub-Saharan Africa & incoming CEO of Ecobank Group

Citi's Sub-Saharan Africa CEO Ade Adeyemi to take over as Ecobank Group's new CEO

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (“Ecobank”), parent company of the Ecobank Group, the leading pan-African bank with operations in 36 countries across the continent, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ade Ayeyemi as its new Group Chief Executive Officer.

Albert Essien, CEO, Ecobank Group

Ecobank's comeback on course

Ecobank Transnational (ETI) had a strong first quarter, despite last year’s corporate governance issues that gained much media attention and culminated in the dismissal of key board members.

Africa's telecom firms are becoming rivals for banks.

Mobile money, mobile banking: Africa's telecom firms are becoming rivals for banks (Video)

The number of people across Africa using mobile phones continues to grow. The increasing volume of financial transactions made on these phones has enabled telecommunications companies across the continent to set themselves up as major competitors in the banking business.

Albert Essien, CEO, Ecobank Group

Ecobank Group CEO Albert Essien tells investors to engage with Africa on a long-term basis

Ecobank Group CEO Albert Essien gave the keynote address in Munich today at the 4th Conference on Managing Risk in Africa.

Albert Essien, CEO, Ecobank

Ecobank considers sale of $500M stake in Nigerian unit: Albert Essien, CEO, Ecobank

Ecobank Transnational Inc. is considering selling a stake in its Nigerian subsidiary as part of a plan to raise about $500 million of equity for the unit.