Akinwuntan who officially started his new role on Tuesday said he will use his vast experienced in the banking professional to bring about customer-friendly banking services to every household in Nigeria and Africa.
In a statement, the Lagos based institution said Ecobank clients should expect a more customer-friendly as well as continued market-leading banking innovation that will make their banking easier, more convenient and an overall better experience.
“My mandate is to deliver the brand promise of Ecobank as a leading financial institution in Nigeria in the hearts of our customers by ensuring that we treat our customers well when they choose to open a bank account with us or do their payments, collections, savings and financing through us,” Akinwuntan said.
He added, “In this manner, we will realize the vision of our founders, which is that Ecobank is the pan-African financial institution that empowers every African to realize their ambitions through convenient, accessible and affordable banking products and services delivered at a price point that is affordable to all and gives quality returns to shareholders.”
Among other things, the new MD said the foundations that will ensure that Ecobank serve the needs of its consumer, commercial and corporate clients through is through digital solutions such as the Ecobank Mobile app, EcobankPay, Rapidtransfer, XpressAccount, Xpress Point agents, Ecobank OMNI and Bank Collect.
“Ecobank has built an unrivalled banking platform in Africa and we have earned several accolades within and outside Africa in the past decade which is a testimony of the transformational role we play in various markets in Africa,” he pointed out.
He promised to continue leveraging the deep market knowledge of Nigeria and Africa that the bank has with its unrivalled panAfrican reach, digital platforms, Ecobank branches and Ecobank agencies (EcobankXpress).
The new Managing Director and Regional Executive explained that as a thorough-bred Ecobanker with the requisite skills, experience and background to enable a seamless transition in his new role.
“My combined and diverse group and country experience built over 20 years and covering virtually all key aspects of banking and the track record and trust built amongst my colleagues and customers of the bank will serve me well in this new role.” he explained.
Prior to this appointment, Akinwuntan was Ecobank Group’s Executive, Consumer Banking where he was responsible for leading the consumer banking business across Ecobank’s global network of 40 countries, 36 of which are in Africa.
As a seasoned banker, with over 20 years […]