Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) has notified The Nigerian Stock Exchange that the Board of Directors of Ecobank Nigeria has announced the appointment of Mr. Charles Kié as the new Managing Director Designate of Ecobank Nigeria Limited effective 1st January, 2016 subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria and other regulatory requirements.

Mr. Kié is a graduate of Ecole Superieure de Commerce d’Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire), has an MBA from the London School of Economics – New York University Stern-HEC Paris, and an MSc from the University of Clermont Ferrand (France). He has attended the Harvard Business School – Advanced Management Program.

He had previously worked with Citibank between 1997 and 2008, rising to the position of CEO of Citigroup West Africa between 2004 and 2008. He was also the Group CEO of Groupe Banque Atlantique, based in Togo and then Côte d’Ivoire, between 2008 and 2011 before he joined Ecobank in October 2011 as Chief Operating Officer of the then Ecobank Capital.

Prior to this new appointment, Mr. Charles Kié was the Group Executive, Corporate and Investment Bank for Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI). He represents ETI on the Board of Directors of EBI, SA, the Ecobank subsidiary in France as well as Ecobank Development Corporation (EDC), the Investment Banking arm of the Ecobank Group.