Meet Patrick Akinwuntan Ecobank Nigeria’s New Managing Director


Ecobank Nigeria has announced the appointment of Mr Patrick Akinwuntan as the Managing Director designate of the bank.

The bank in a statement, said through its Corporate Affairs Department in Lagos, that Akinwuntan would replace the outgoing Managing Director, Mr Charles Kie, whose exit date would be announced later.

The bank said that prior to the appointment; Akinwuntan was the Group Executive Director, Consumer Banking, across the Ecobank’s global network in 40 countries.

He started his career with Ecobank in 1996 as the Head of 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 (ICAN), Akinwuntan also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife.

He is an alumnus of the senior executive programme (SEP) of the Harvard Business School, a honorary senior member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and an associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).

According to the statement, Mr John Aboh, the Chairman, Board of Ecobank Nigeria, congratulated Akinwuntan on his new appointment.

“We warmly welcome Patrick back to Ecobank Nigeria and look forward to providing him with full support from the board,” Aboh said.

“I extend our gratitude to the outgoing Managing Director Charles Kie for his tremendous contributions to Ecobank Nigeria’s development and I wish him success in the future endeavours”.