Ecobank gets two board mem­bers

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Ecobank Transna­tional In­cor­po­rated (ETI), par­ent com­pany of the Ecobank group has co-opted Messrs Brian Kennedy and David O’Sul­li­van to its board of di­rec­tors.

The di­rec­tors would be rep­re­sent­ing two ma­jor in­sti­tu­tional share­hold­ers, Ned­bank group lim­ited and Qatar na­tional bank re­spec­tively.

The co-op­tions follow the ex­er­cise of the right of the two in­sti­tu­tional share­hold­ers for an ad­di­tional board seat fol­low­ing the re­struc­tur­ing of the board com­po­si­tion of ETI.

Mr. Brian Kennedy, ac­cord­ing to the bank, is cur­rently group man­ag­ing ex­ec­u­tive, Ned­bank Corporate and In­vest­ment bank­ing while Brian Kennedy has been work­ing in in­vest­ment bank­ing for the past 29 years, the last 21 of which have been with the Ned­bank Group.

He worked in the en­gi­neer­ing in­dus­try for six years and moved into in­vest­ment bank­ing at FirstCorp Mer­chant Bank in 1988. In 1996, Brian joined BoE NatWest and was ap­pointed Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of BoE Mer­chant Bank in 1998. He led the Cap­i­tal Mar­kets busi­ness in Ned­bank fol­low­ing the merger with BoE and in Novem­ber 2003, was ap­pointed man­ag­ing ex­ec­u­tive of Ned­bank Cap­i­tal and mem­ber of

the Ned­bank group ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee. He is also re­spon­si­ble for the Lon­don oper­a­tions of Ned­bank.

Fol­low­ing the in­te­gra­tion of Ned­bank Cap­i­tal and Ned­bank Corporate in 2015 into a sin­gle client-fac­ing whole­sale busi­ness, Brian has been lead­ing the teams re­spon­si­ble for de­vel­op­ing and driv­ing the over­all strat­egy, po­si­tion­ing and busi­ness growth.

He holds a BSc (Eng) (cum laude), MSc (Eng), MBA and is an Alum­nus of the Ad­vance Man­age­ment Pro­gram of Har­vard Univer­sity.

Mr. David O’Sul­li­van is Head of Group Le­gal for QNB, a po­si­tion he has been hold­ing since 2012.

He has over 20 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence as a lawyer and in­vest­ment banker work­ing on corporate and fi­nanc­ing trans­ac­tions in the emerg­ing mar­kets (prin­ci­pally in the Mid­dle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.

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