Ecobank Nigeria Ltd has announced the appointment of Patrick Akinwuntan (pictured) as managing director designate of the bank.
In a statement released on Thursday through its corporate affairs department, the bank said Akinwuntan will replace Charles Kie, who recently resigned from his MD role.
Commenting on the appointment, John Aboh, chairman, Ecobank Nigeria, said the new MD will get full support from the board.
“We warmly welcome Patrick back to Ecobank Nigeria and look forward to providing him with full support from the board,” he said.
“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.”
Akinwuntan was the group executive director, consumer banking, across Ecobank’s network in 40 countries.
He started his career with Ecobank in 1996 as the head of the 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. (NAN)