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Mr. Arnold O. Ekpe

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Board Member

Phone: +44 ** **** ****  HQ Phone
Business Council for Africa
The Africa Centre 38 King Street
Covent Garden, London WC2E 8JT
United Kingdom

Company Description: Welcome to the website of the Business Council for Africa (BCA), formerly the West Africa Committee which was established in 1956. The Business Council for Africa...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • degrees , Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration
    Manchester Business School
  • degrees , Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration
    Manchester University
  • Masters , Business Administration
    Manchester Business School
  • first class degree , Mechanical Engineering
    Manchester University
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Web References
Arnold Ekpe - Honorary ...
bcafrica.co.uk, 28 Mar 2014 [cached]
Arnold Ekpe - Honorary President
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Arnold Ekpe Mr Arnold O Ekpe served as Group CEO and Executive Director of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated where he transformed Ecobank from a small five country operation into a truly pan African bank, present in more African countries than any other bank. He served as Company's Chief Executive Officer from 2005-2012 and 1996 to 2001 between which he left to join United Bank for Africa as Chief Executive Officer from 2002 until 2004. He has over 30 years of African and international banking experience, having also worked for Citibank and First Chicago. He was Vice President and Head of Structured Trade and Corporate Finance for Sub-Sahara Africa for Citibank. He holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from Manchester University and Manchester Business School respectively.
Press Release: BCA Announces ...
www.bcafrica.co.uk, 11 Oct 2013 [cached]
Press Release: BCA Announces Former CEO of Ecobank, Arnold Ekpe as Honorary President
Former CEO of Ecobank to act as Ambassador for BCA
Arnold Ekpe
The Business Council for Africa (West and Southern) is pleased to announce that Mr Arnold Ekpe has accepted an invitation to become the Council's first Honorary President. He will act as a figurehead and ambassador promoting the Council's mission, values and objectives and offering thoughts and advice. Arnold spoke to BCA members last year and is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential African businessmen of his generation.
In December 2012, Arnold retired as chief executive officer of the Ecobank Group after two periods at the helm, from 1996 to 2001 and from 2005 to 2012. In these fifteen years he overcame many early teething problems and was able to build and mould the first truly African-owned private sector pan-African bank. He left Ecobank having grown it into a resilient African institution with a presence in 32 sub-Saharan countries, assets of $17.2bn and a customer base of over 8.4m.
Arnold has also worked in Europe, South Africa and West Africa for Citibank, First Chicago and United Bank for Africa. He holds a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from Manchester University and Manchester Business School respectively.
Arnold is married with three children and lives in Oxford, South Africa and Lagos. He travels extensively, lecturing on and promoting pan-African private-sector initiatives in pursuit of his vision for a different Africa.
Mr. Arnold Ekpe holds First ...
www.multiverseplc.com, 5 April 2014 [cached]
Mr. Arnold Ekpe holds First Class Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Manchester University and Manchester Business School respectively.
With over 30 years of experience in the banking industry drawn from Africa and beyond, Mr. Ekpe was the Vice President and Head of sub-Saharan Africa Structured Trade and Corporate Finance at Citibank in the 1990's. He is a former CEO of United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) (2002 - 2004) and has also been a partner in one of the leading private equity firms in Nigeria.
Mr. Ekpe, with an abiding passion in promoting pan-African private-sector initiatives became the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ecobank Group (2005 - 2012) having previously held the same position from 1996 to 2001. He turned Ecobank into an undisputed leader in pan-African banking with its presence in over 35 countries with over 1,100 branches across the continent.
He retired from Ecobank at the end of 2012. Multiverse Plc believes that Mr. Ekpe's immense experience will be brought to bear in the running of the Company.
Mr. Arnold Ekpe is married with three children.
Arnold ...
thelondonnigerian.com, 5 April 2014 [cached]
Arnold Ekpe
Mr. Arnold Ekpe is a member of the SWF board. He was until his appointment the Group Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, a position he has held since 2005. He is due to retire this year. Ekpe has over 26 years of African and international banking experience, having also worked in Europe, South Africa and West Africa for Citibank and First Chicago.
He was Chief Executive Officer for Ecobank Transnational, Inc. from 1996 to 2001. Ekpe joined United Bank for Africa in 2001, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 2004.
He served as Vice-President and Head of Africa Trade and Corporate Finance for Sub-Sahara Africa for Citibank. He executed landmark trade and corporate finance deals in West and Southern Africa. He serves as Chairman of Dorman Long Engineering Limited. Ekpe holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering (1st class honours) and Business Administration from Manchester University and Manchester Business School respectively.
Board
www.ecobank.com, 21 May 2010 [cached]
Mr. Arnold Ekpe Group Chief Executive Officer
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