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BREAKING: EcoBank Appoint New MD


Ecobank Group has selected Jubril Mobolaji Lawal as the overseeing overseer of its Nigeria activities and territorial leader.

In an assertion on Monday, Lawal would take over from Patrick Akinwuntan who is relied upon to move to one side in the wake of arriving at retirement age in January 2022.

The assertion said: “Mobolaji Lawal joins Ecobank having been a flexible senior financial leader and computerized change expert for more than 28 years with Guaranty Trust Bank Plc. He has profound inclusion and involvement with advanced and retail banking, corporate and business banking, credit hazard the executives and corporate money.

“His past experience incorporates being Executive Director at GTBank Plc Nigeria, and Non-Executive Director jobs at both GTBank Ghana Limited and Nigeria Interbank Settlement Systems Plc. Mobolaji drove the group that imagined and executed GTBank Plc’s retail and advanced financial technique to accomplish industry-wide authority more than a ten-year time frame and he presented new items and arrangements that have assisted with developing installments and admittance to computerized monetary administrations in Nigeria.”

As per Ecobank, Mobolaji was chosen and named as overseeing chief assign following a definitely challenged determination process, which included both inner and outside up-and-comers.

Talking on Mobolaji’s arrangement, Ade Ayeyemi, CEO, Ecobank Group said: “We invite Mobolaji Lawal to the Ecobank Group and we remain to profit from the broad experience that he has procured in different fields across banking, which will assume a significant part in proceeding to revamp our establishment in Nigeria. Nigeria is a critical market for us, where we have seen huge improvement in the course of recent years as we reposition and influence upon our container African qualities in advanced items and administrations, installments and as the go-to-bank for organizations looking to get a handle on the development openings being made by the AfCFTA, across the entirety of our business sectors on the landmass. I hope everything turns out great for Mobolaji and guarantee him of both my help and that of the whole Ecobank Group.”

On his part, Bola Adesola, the Chairman of the Board of Ecobank Nigeria said: “We anticipate working with Mobolaji and guarantee him of the full help of the Board, Management and all the staff of Ecobank Nigeria.

“The business in Nigeria is on the way of change and we are sure that Mobolaji will have huge effect in propelling our positive direction.”

The new MD holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; B.L. from the Nigerian Law School and a Master of Business Administration from Oxford University, United Kingdom.

He has likewise gone to a few leader the executives and banking explicit formative projects at driving instructive establishments including Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD).

The arrangement is dependent upon the endorsement of the Central Bank of Nigeria.


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