Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) has announced the appointment of Dan Sackey as Managing Director of its Ghanaian subsidiary, Ecobank Ghana, and Regional Executive for Anglophone West Africa, subject to regulatory approval.
His appointment takes effect from September 1, 2016.
Mr. Sackey, according to a release, has extensive experience of the African banking landscape, having risen through the ranks in the Ecobank Group, which he joined in 1995 as a Risk Analyst in the Corporate Banking Division of Ecobank Ghana.
In his current role as Managing Director for Ecobank Zimbabwe and Cluster Head for the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) zone, he has been responsible for driving Ecobank’s businesses in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo, in addition to spearheading the expansion of the Ecobank franchise into Angola, the release said.
Mr. Sackey’s appointment follows a re-organization at Ecobank earlier this year, which created four geographical units: Nigeria, with head office in Lagos; Anglophone West Africa, with its center in Accra; French West Africa (the francophone West African Economic and Monetary Union or ‘UEMOA’) in Abidjan; and Central, Eastern and Southern Africa, with its center in Nairobi.
Sackey’s previous positions included Managing Director of Ecobank Rwanda, Deputy Group Risk Manager and Regional Risk Manager.
He replaces former Ecobank Ghana Managing Director Samuel Adjei, who was appointed Managing Director of Ecobank Kenya and Group Executive, Central, Eastern and Southern Africa earlier this year.
Sackey holds a Master’s in Business Administration with specialization in International Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration (Accounting Option) from the University of Ghana’s School of Administration.