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Ecobank Group strengthens leadership team

Christian Fernsby |
Lomé, Togo - Ecobank announced the appointment of key senior executives to strengthen the group’s leadership team.

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Abena Osei-Pokujoins as Regional Executive Anglophone West Africa and Managing Director Ecobank Ghana.

Ms. Osei Poku joined Ecobank in January.

She is an accomplished Pan-African business leader with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Her expertise spans Corporate and Investment banking, Business banking and Risk Management across Africa.

Her previous roles include Executive Director for Commercial Banking, responsible for Corporate and Business Banking at Barclays Bank Ghana; Co-Regional Head of Coverage, Corporate and Investment Banking at Absa Bank Group, overseeing East and West Africa; and CEO and Managing Director of Absa Bank Ghana.

Ms. Osei Poku takes over from Daniel Sackey who is retiring from the Bank.

Martin Miruka as Group Executive for Transformation, Enablement and Customer Experience

Mr. Miruka, who joined Ecobank in February, brings with him 25 years’ experience as C-suite executive, business strategist, serial entrepreneur, and angel investor with strong credentials on pan-African transformation.

His previous roles include Group Head of Business Transformation, Customer Experience, and Innovation at Equity Group Holdings, where he successfully led transformation by breaking the Group's strategic and operational silos, aligning technology investments with business strategy, and ultimately delivering a branded Customer Experience across multiple African countries.

He was also the Founder/CEO of Atom TDF, Kenya's first indigenous brand strategy and innovation consultancy, and Kava Africa, a fintech/Insurtech based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Anup Suri as Group Executive, Commercial and Consumer Banking

Mr. Suri assumed his new role in March.

He brings a wealth of over 30 years of senior leadership experience across various industries and organisations in both developed and emerging markets across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the UK, North America and South America.

He joins Ecobank Group from HSBC Group where he was Managing Director, Global Head of Retail Sales and Third-Party Distribution.

Mr. Suri previously held other senior roles at Standard Chartered Group, Standard Chartered Bank and ABN Amro.

Michael Larbie as Group Executive, Corporate and Investment Banking

Mr. Larbie, who assumed his role in March, brings over 25 years of global senior financial services and investment banking experience.

He served as CEO of International and Broader Africa at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), prior to which he held the positions of CEO and Managing Director of RMB Nigeria and Regional Head of West Africa, as well as Head of Coverage and Investment Banking for Africa (excluding South Africa).

His experience also includes senior investment banking roles at Merrill Lynch and senior project management roles at American International Group.

Mr. Larbie takes over from Eric Odhiambo, who will retire from Ecobank at the end of April.

Thierry Mbimi as Group Executive, Internal Audit and Management Services.

Mr. Mbimi, who also started in March, has 27 years of extensive industry and consulting experience, with the last 17 years in director-level roles.

He brings with him a wealth of global experience in audit and risk management, complemented by a solid background in technology.

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