Former Ecobank Group CEO Ade Ayeyemi speaks today at CFA quarterly leadership series

By Edu Abade

Former Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), Mr. Ade Ayeyemi, will today, be Guest Speaker at the sixth edition of the CFA Society of Nigeria Quarterly Leadership Series.

The virtual event, scheduled for between 11:00a.m and 12:30p.m serves as a platform for developing and inspiring leaders in Nigeria, particularly among finance and investment industry professionals and is designed to showcase and highlight the journey and achievements of notable and exemplary leaders in society.

Announcing plans for the sixth edition in Lagos, President of CFA Society Nigeria, Ibukun Oyedeji said: “The leadership series is a breeding ground to train leaders who are well-equipped to be decision-makers, bold and fearless enough to manage uncertainties and demonstrate high ethical standards in an ever-evolving world. This is the reason why we select only the best to speak at our Leadership Series”

“We are proud that our speaker in this edition is Mr Ade Ayeyemi, who will share his wide-ranged, rich and robust experiences and success stories in steering multi-national enterprises. He is an experienced banker of over 30 years and before joining Ecobank in 2015, had a long and successful career with CitiGroup, where he was CEO of Sub-Saharan Africa based in Johannesburg, South Africa.”

“He has significant diverse experience in Operations and Technology, Corporate and Investment Banking, Transaction Services, Senior Credit Analysis and Public Sector Advisory, among others,” she stated.

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Ayeyemi, the immediate past Group Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the parent company of the Ecobank Group, is a Chartered Accountant whose many interests include business strategy, economics, process engineering and technology.

He led the Ecobank Group as GCEO since September 2015 when he commenced the Group’s roadmap to leadership and digital transformation journey that has repositioned the banking group as a leader across Africa, leveraging innovation, strategic understanding of the marketplace and technology.

He is a graduate of Accounting from the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with First Class Honours. He also studied at the University of London and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Programme.

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