Charles Kie, Group Executive, Ecobank

Mr. Charles Kie was the Group Executive, Corporate and Investment Bank for Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) responsible for leading the Ecobank Group’s Corporate and Investment Banking business across the global network of 40 countries, 36 of which are in Africa.

Charles Kie represents ETI on the Board of Directors of EBI.SA, the Ecobank subsidiary in France as well as Ecobank Development Corporation (EDC), the investment banking arm of the Ecobank Group.

Mr. Kie joined the Ecobank Group in October 2011 as Chief Operating Officer of Ecobank Capital. He has also worked as Group Head, Corporate Bank, ETI.

Before joining the Ecobank Group, between 2008-2011, Charles Kie was Group CEO of Groupe Banque Atlantique, based in Togo and then Cote d’Ivoire. Groupe Banque Atlantique (now majority owned by Banque Centrale Populaire of Morocco) had operations in 8 countries in West Africa and 1 in Central Africa as well as a representative Office in Paris (France).

Mr. Kie also had a successful career with Citibank between 1997 and 2008, rising to the position of Chairman and CEO of Citigroup West Africa between 2004 and 2008.

Mr. Kie is a graduate of Ecole Superieure de Commerce d’Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire), has an MBA from the London School of Economics-New York University Stern-HEC Paris, and an MSc from the University Of Clermont Ferrand France.

He has attended the Harvard Business School- Advanced Management Program. He is fluent in English and French, and he is an Ivorian national.

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