Ecobank Nigeria has announced the appointment of Mr. Adebiyi Olagbami as an Executive Director and the Chief Risk Officer of the Bank effective November 15, 2017. Mr Olagbami has 25 years banking experience with over 21 years in Risk Management.

In a statement, the Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria Mr Charles Kie said this appointment is in furtherance of the bank’s repositioning strategy and the enhancement of the risk function in the Bank.

According to the statement, the Bank remains fully focused on its strategic objective to be one of top three banks in Nigeria within the next five years.

Mr Kie explained that Ecobank continues to realign its workforce to meet its business expectations across all cadres. Only recently the bank had announced the appointments of Mr. Akin Dada as Executive Director Corporate Banking and Carol Oyedeji Executive Director Consumer Banking.

Prior to Mr. Olagbami’s new appointment, he was Chief Credit Officer of Union Bank Nigeria Plc. He has also worked as Chief Risk Officer with Fidelity Bank Ghana; Chief Risk and Compliance Officer with Keystone Bank Limited (then Bank PHB), Head of Credit (CIB) with Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc and briefly as Group Market Risk Manager with Access Bank Plc.

Mr Olagbami’s earlier banking career was with Citigroup where he held various positions including Country Risk Manager (Central Africa); Risk Manager (Egypt); Country Portfolio Manager; Senior Risk and Business Analyst, among others.

He holds BSc and MSc degrees in Architecture from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Mr Olagbami is an MBA alumnus from the IESE (University of Navara), Spain.