Dele Alabi has 22 years of diversified experience in banking, having worked in various areas including Treasury and Financial Institutions, Strategy and Business Development, Corporate Banking and Risk Management groups in the Ecobank Group.
He also has country supervision and management experience, as the pioneer Managing Director for Ecobank Uganda since inception in January 2009 till August 2011. He joined Ecobank Nigeria in 1993 and rose to senior management position in the affiliate before his transfer to the group in January 2007.
He was a member of the team involved in growing Ecobank franchise in the East and Southern African region between 2007 and 2008. Prior to joining Ecobank Nigeria PLC in 1993, he worked for 5 years in Arthur Andersen & Co (now KPMG Professional Services), an international audit and consulting firm.
Dele holds a First Class Honours degree in Accounting from the University of Ife and an MBA (specializing in Finance) from the University of Lagos. He is an award winning Chartered Stockbroker (Associate), Chartered Accountant (Fellow), Chartered Banker (Fellow) and Chartered Tax practitioner (Associate).
He was appointed an Executive Director in Ecobank Nigeria in September 2011, with responsibility for the Finance and Control functions in the bank. Dele has also previously served on the Boards of FSDH Merchant Bank and Ecobank Burundi as a non-executive Director while he is currently a member of the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.