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Mr. Arnold Ekpe O.

Honorary President

Business Council for Africa

HQ Phone: +44 20 3730 5035

Business Council for Africa

5 Lavington Street

London, London SE1 0NZ

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 West & Southern, established in 1956, is a group of over 400 companies and entrepreneurs h... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Chief Executive Officer

Ecobank

Affiliations

Board Member
Africa Investor Magazine Ltd

Board Member
Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

Board Member
Togo Presidential Investment Advisory Council

Board Member
Risk Management Committees of the Board

Member
Governance

Education

Masters
Business Administration
Manchester Business School

degrees
Mechanical Engineering
Manchester Business School

degrees
Mechanical Engineering
Manchester University

degrees
Mechanical Engineering
Manchester University and Business Administration

first class degree
Mechanical Engineering
Manchester University

graduate degrees
mechanical engineeringand business administration
University of Manchester

Web References (173 Total References)


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Arnold Ekpe

Honorary President
Mr Arnold Ekpe has over 30 years of African and international banking experience. He served as Group CEO and Executive Director of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated transforming the bank from a small, five-country operation into a truly pan-African bank, present in more African countries than any other bank.
Arnold Ekpe has held senior positions at United Bank for Africa, Citibank and First Chicago, and was Vice President and Head of Structure Trade and Corporate Finance for sub-Saharan Africa for Citibank.


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Arnold Ekpe is currently Chairman of Atlas Mara (London listed pan African banking group) Honorary President of the Business Council for Africa (UK NGO that has been promoting business in Africa for over 60 years) ; non-executive director of Crown Agents Bank and Crown Agents Investment Management Ltd; Trustee of Vision for a Nation ( UK charity focuses on vision impairment); Chairman of SFRE (Luxembourg investment company) and Non-executive Director of Dangote Flour Mills.
Arnold was a former two-time CEO of Ecobank Group and transformed it into the panAfrican bank it is today; former CEO of UBA; former non-executive Director of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority; former Vice Chairman of the supervisory board of ADC Africa Development Company AG (was listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange) and former non-executive Director of Virgin Nigeria and UAC of Nigeria.


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Arnold Ekpe has vast experience and a proven track record of banking, finance and investments in Africa.
He has served as Chief Executive of Ecobank and UBA, two of Africa's leading financial institutions. He previously established and headed up Citibank's Structured and Corporate Finance business in Sub-Sahara- Africa and was a partner at Capital Alliance, the leading private equity firm in West Africa.
During his career, Arnold, has led several landmark initiatives and transactions, including leading Euro-market financings for leading South African banks and assisting African companies and governments in accessing financing on the Euro-markets.
As a two-time and longest-serving CEO of Ecobank, he was responsible for the transformation of the group from a West African bank to the first truly pan-African banking group. In between, he was responsible for turning around UBA in the early 2000's. He is acknowledged as being particularly effective in strategy execution.
Arnold is a Director of the Nigeria Sovereign Wealth Fund and Honorary President of The Business Council for Africa Arnold holds a first class honours degree in mechanical engineering from Manchester University and an MBA from Manchester Business School and, earlier in his career, worked in the oil and aluminium industries. He is a dual Nigerian and British national and is married with 3 children.


Former Ecobank Chief joins BCA as Honorary President | ZeitgeistAfrica.com

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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.

Arnold Ekpe, former CEO, Ecobank joins Business Council for Africa
Arnold Ekpe, former CEO Ecobank joins Business Council for Africa
In December 2012, Arnold retired as Chief Executive Officer of the Ecobank Group after two periods at the helm, from 1996 to 2001 and, 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.


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Arnold Ekpe Honorary President Mr Arnold Ekpe has over 30 years of African and international banking experience. He served as Group CEO and Executive Director of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated transforming the bank from a small, five-country operation into a truly pan-African bank, present in more African countries than any other bank. Arnold Ekpe has held senior positions at United Bank for Africa, Citibank and First Chicago, and was Vice President and Head of Structure Trade and Corporate Finance for sub-Saharan Africa for Citibank. He is a non-executive director of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority and chairman of its risk committee, a non-executive chairman of Cellular Systems and chairman of Atlas Mara. Arnold Ekpe is passionate about promoting pan-African private-sector initiatives, particularly in the financial services sector. He holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Manchester University and Business Administration from Manchester Business School.

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