Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) has appointed Josephine Anan-Ankomah as the Regional Executive for Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa (CESA) and Managing Director of Ecobank Kenya. Anan-Ankomah, a Ghanaian career banker and Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants will lead and grow the bank’s business in Kenya and the wider CESA region, which consists of 18 out of 33 Ecobank affiliates and one representative office.
Anan-Ankomah has been with Ecobank for the past 30 years, working in various senior capacities. She is expected to bring her wealth of experience in treasury management, commercial banking, and investment banking to the role. Her appointment follows the retirement of Cheikh Travaly, who retired at the end of 2022 upon attaining the mandatory retirement age of 60 years, in accordance with Ecobank Group policy.
Mrs. Josephine Anan-Ankomah earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS). She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from the University of Ghana and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
In her statement about her new role, Anan-Ankomah expressed her readiness to take up the challenge and opportunity, saying, “Looking forward to this new challenge and opportunity, as I work with the team to build the business in Kenya and the CESA region.” Her appointment is expected to help drive the bank’s growth and expansion efforts in the region.