Award-winning CFO Greg Davis moves to Ecobank

Award-winning finance executive Greg Davis has been named Chief Financial Officer of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI). From 18 October 2016 he will be responsible for overseeing and ensuring strategic management of all financial and fiscal aspects of the bank’s finance operations from its headquarters in the West-African country Togo.

Greg was the recipient the Moving into Africa Award at the 2015 CFO Awards for his role as CFO at Standard Bank for the whole of Africa outside South Africa. During his tenure at Standard Bank, he was responsible for strategy and execution of the finance function with 400 staff members across 19 African countries. Before, he worked as finance director, Corporate Banking Africa, at Barclays. He has also worked with the Barclays Western Europe Retail Bank, Global Retail, and with the Commercial Banking, and prior to this with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ade Ayeyemi, Group Chief Executive Officer Ecobank says:

"Greg brings a great depth of knowledge and experience at best practice level and I'm delighted to welcome him on behalf of the Ecobank leadership team. His deep knowledge of corporate, commercial and consumer banking finance will be invaluable as we look to achieve our corporate strategy."

Greg's appointment follows a reorganisation at Ecobank in 2016, and a new strategy which provides a framework to serve customers more efficiently, while improving cost and risk management, and optimising the Group's balance sheet.

Here are Greg's comments:

"I am delighted to join Ecobank to drive forward the execution of the new strategy of this leading Pan-African bank. I look forward to helping enhance the capability of the finance function to deliver its mandate"