Browsing: Patrick Akinwuntan

Led by the seasoned Pan-African financial services expert Patrick Akinwuntan, Ecobank Nigeria has been bolstering its digital capabilities and human capital with the goal of delivering optimum value for clients and shareholders across several value chains. It is in this line that  Babajide Sipe was recently appointed to Head the Marketing and Corporate Communications department for Ecobank Nigeria. An experienced Marketing & Brand Manager, Sipe’s multi-faceted career, which cuts across several fields, industries and regions within the country and abroad will come to play in leading and enriching the Bank’s Marketing and Communications efforts with in-depth expertise, top-notch creativity and an extensive breadth of value-adding networks.

Speaking at the maiden edition of the Diaspora Quarterly Lecture Series with Ecobank as the sole banking partner which took place on Saturday, 8th May, 2021, he noted that Ecobank remains a critical bridge for Nigerians abroad, as it has made huge investments in the necessary platforms to enable them connect with home seamlessly.  The event held online and had over 2000 participants from across all the continents in attendance.

Korede Demola-Adeniyi, Head, Consumer Banking, Ecobank Nigeria, who announced this in Lagos, stated that the decision was in line with the CBN’s directive and fully aligns with efforts to encourage the inflow of diaspora remittances into the country.

He pointed out that the bank recognises MSMEs as the drivers of post COVID-19 economic recovery for Nigeria, stressing that additional funding support from the bank would further generate and bolster activities in the sector, thereby driving the much-needed growth in the country, provide jobs and support wealth creation.

The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan, who stated this in Lagos, reiterated Ecobank’s commitment to be the foremost financial institution in the country providing thought leadership within the Small and Medium Enterprises space and also supporting them with access to financial products and services to succeed.

Akinwuntan, who made this submission at a webinar, titled: “Exploring Nigeria’s Readiness for the African Continental Free Trade Area,” organised by Deloitte, maintained that the banking industry in Nigeria was ready for the implementation of the AfCFTA

The presentation was made at the Governor’s office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, during a courtesy call on Governor Abiodun by some members of the Ecobank Nigeria Executive Management Team.

Akinwuntan in his remark at an event in Lagos, pointed out that the pan-African bank was set up primarily for the economic integration and development of Africa, stressing that the bank was ready to deploy its capacity, platform and network to achieve the AfCFTA objectives.

In his welcome address at the second general meeting of the Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum in Lagos, Patrick Akinwuntan, Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, said cybercrime has assumed a high dimension, stressing that all hands must be on the deck to check the menace.