Information coming from the Ghana Stock Exchange reveals the appointment of Mr. Thierry Tanoh as the Chief Executive Officer Designate by the Board of Directors of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, ETI.
Mr. Tanoh, a Harvard graduate has accordingly assumed office effective July 16, 2012. He holds a French certified public accountant qualification and a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in the United States. Mr. Thierry Tanoh has spent the last eighteen (18) years with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and rising to the position of Vice President for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mr. Tanoh will work with Mr. Arnold Ekpe up to the end of the year 2012 to ensure a successful transition, and will formally take over from Mr. Ekpe as Group Chief Executive effective January 1, 2013.
Mr. Ekpe will be leaving after seven and a half years with the group – his second period of running the Ecobank Group, which he previously led between 1996 and 2001.
As revealed by the succession plan, in recognizing Mr. Ekpe’s achievements, Kolapo Lawson, Chairman of the Ecobank Group, said: “Arnold is certainly one of the most important African businessmen of his generation. His integrity, intellect and leadership have been extraordinary, and his commitment to a uniquely African vision has been our driving force.”
Meanwhile, commenting on the succession, Arnold Ekpe paid tribute to the team of successful and dedicated professionals who run Ecobank, and said he would retire satisfied with the journey they have made together. He further talked about Ecobank becoming the leading bank in Africa.
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