By NDUMBE BELL GASTON
Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the mother of Ecobank Group in Lome has recently announced the nomination of their Financial Director. Ayo Adepojuwas initially named as interim Financial Director in April 2019.
Lauded by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Group, Ade Ayeyemi is said to have proclaimed that “We are happy to announce Ayo’s nomination as Financial Director of the Group. As interim Financial Director, Ayo has demonstrated unalloyed competence in managing all our financial operations. His exceptional financial prowess, his experience of the sector and society and especially, the key role he played in our very first participation in eurobonds, among others, permits Ayo to have possessed the competence required to have the financial and strategic leadership of the bank”.
Prominent before his nomination, Ayo held some posts of responsibility such as the Director of Performance and Financial Analysis of the Group, worked as a financial strategist which included closer collaboration with investors. This made him become significantly experienced on activities related to the continent which is an added advantage to continue the growth of the Group. Ayo was also Financial Controller when he was in charge of reporting financial information. Before he joined Ecobank, Ayo had been functional at Price Water House Coopers in London and Lagos in his capacity as Director of Audit.
Ayo is a holder of an honors degree in Accountancy from the University of Lagos and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Warwick Business School, U.K. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and in addition, was awarded twice as best ICAN examination student. Ayo also did management courses in Harvard Business School and London Business School.