Ecobank has appointed Ghanaian banker Josephine Anan Ankoma as Managing Director. In her new role, Josephine will be tasked with leading the business in Kenya and the Central, Eastern, and South African (CESA) region which constitutes one regional office and 18 out of 33 Ecobank affiliates. The banker will also double up as the regional executive for the bank’s CESA business networks.

Ankomah leaves her role as Ecobank Group Executive, commercial banking replacing Mr. Cheikh Travaly who retired late last year upon attaining the mandatory retirement of age 60 years.

“I look forward to working with the Board, management, and fellow Ecobankers to grow our business in Kenya and leverage the vast opportunities within the region to actualize Ecobank’s broader vision of fostering financial and economic integration,” Ankomah stated on her appointment.

Ecobank Kenya Board of Directors Chairman Martin Mbogo relayed confidence in Josephine taking up the new role, praising her for her excellent leadership skills. He noted, “We are confident that Josephine is the right person for the role and has what it takes to further boost the Ecobank brand in Kenya and the CESA region to even greater heights. She is a leader with a proven track record of execution, great leadership skills, and a deep understanding of customer dynamics, our products, and markets,”

Career journey 

Ankomah started her career at Ecobank in  Ghana in 1992. She has served other positions in the bank including Managing director – of Ecobank Gambia. Regional Treasurer – (Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and the Gambia. Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development (Ecobank Ghana ). Head of Investment Banking group – Ecobank Ghana.Chief Operating Officer – Ecobank West African Monetary Zone / East & Southern Africa.

About Ecobank Group 

Ecobank Group is a leading private PanAfrican banking group that was established in 1985 in a bid to drive financial integration and socioeconomic development in Africa. Ecobank Kenya an affiliate of the Pan-African platform, offers a comprehensive suite of financial services to consumer, commercial, corporate, and Investment clients.