Group Executive of Consumer Banking at Ecobank
Patrick Akinwuntan leads the Consumer Bank, which is responsible for the retail, microfinance, cards & e-banking and remittances businesses of the Ecobank Group. Patrick has an extraordinary passion for digital banking and is at the forefront in driving technological innovation in financial services to positively impact the lives of millions across Africa.
Under his leadership, Ecobank has launched several digital innovations that are revolutionizing banking, creating an unrivalled payments ecosystem such as Ecobank’s unified Mobile app, Ecobank Merchant QR, Ecobank Xpress Account, Ecobank Rapidtransfer remittances, the Ecobank pan-African card and Instant Funds Transfer across 33 African countries in 18 currencies.
Prior to his current role, he has held various group responsibilities, including, Group Executive Director Domestic bank, Group Executive Director, Operations, Technology, Transaction and Retail Banking and Managing Director of eProcess International, where he led the establishment of the Ecobank Pan-African Technology and Shared Service Centre in Accra, Ghana.
He was Executive Director, Retail Banking at Ecobank Nigeria between 2001 and 2005 and Group Chief Financial Officer between 1999 and 2001. Patrick has also been Group Coordinator, Commercial Banking and Zonal Head, Western II at Ecobank Nigeria between 1996 and 1999. Before joining Ecobank, he worked for Ernst and Young, and was later an Investment banker at Manufacturers Merchant Bank (now Fidelity Bank).
Mr. Akinwuntan is a chartered accountant and banker. He holds an MBA in Finance and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School executive program. He is also a Senior Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, current Chairman of the board of directors of Accion Microfinance Bank Limited, Nigeria and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Retail Banking Councils for Africa.