Ecobank Nigeria Ltd., on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Patrick Akinwuntan as Managing Director designate of the bank.
The bank said in a statement through its Corporate Affairs Department in Lagos that Akinwuntan would replace the outgoing Managing Director, Mr Charles Kie, whose exit date would be announced later.
The bank said that prior to the appointment, Akinwuntan was the Group Executive Director, Consumer Banking, across Ecobank’s global network in 40 countries.
He started his career with Ecobank in 1996 as Head of Commercial Bank and Regional Head in Ecobank Nigeria and held various senior and executive positions in Nigeria and within the Ecobank Group.
A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Akinwuntan also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.
He is an alumnus of the senior executive programme of the Harvard Business School.
He is also an honorary senior member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and an associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
According to the statement, Mr John Aboh, Chairman, Board of Ecobank Nigeria congratulated Akinwuntan on his new appointment.
Aboh said, “We warmly welcome Patrick back to Ecobank Nigeria and look forward to providing him with full support from the board.
“I must, once again, extend our most sincere gratitude to the outgoing Managing Director, Charles Kie, for his tremendous contributions to Ecobank Nigeria’s development and wish him success in his future endeavours.”