Josephine Anan Ankomah Appointed MD Ecobank Kenya
Josephine Anan-Ankomah, a Ghanaian career banker has been appointed by Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), as Ecobank Kenya’s Managing Director. She will also double up as the Regional Executive, of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa (CESA).
Her appointment has since received clearance from the Central Bank of Kenya, a statement by Ecobank Kenya said. Josephine leaves her role as Ecobank Group Executive, Commercial Banking, replacing Cheikh Travaly, who retired in December 2022 after 21 years at the bank.
She will be responsible for leading and growing the Bank’s business in Kenya and the wider CESA region constituting 18 out of 33 Ecobank affiliates and one representative office.
Josephine is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology, both from the University of Ghana.
Her career in Ecobank began at Ecobank Ghana in 1992 when she was appointed as a Treasury Officer. She has held other senior positions within the bank, such as Managing Director for Ecobank Gambia, Regional Treasurer – (Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and The Gambia), Chief Operating Officer – (Ecobank West African Monetary Zone, East, and Southern Africa.
She had also been Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Ecobank Ghana and Head of the Investment Banking Group at Ecobank Ghana.
“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”, Ecobank Kenya Board of Directors Chairman, Martin Mbogo, said.
“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,” Josephine said while accepting her appointment.