Ecobank Transnational Incorporated announces the appointment of Paul-Harry Aithnard as Managing Director Côte d’Ivoire & Regional Executive, UEMOA- Designate





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Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, ETI, the Lome-based parent company of the Ecobank Group  announces the appointment of Paul-Harry Aithnard as the Managing Director of its affiliate Ecobank Côte d’Ivoire and Regional Executive, UEMOA, designate.

Paul-Harry Aithnard was Group Head, Securities, Wealth & Asset Management.

This appointment was effected following an internal recruitment process initiated to replace Charles Daboiko, current Managing Director of Ecobank Côte d’Ivoire and Regional Executive of UEMOA, who will be retiring from the Bank in November 2018.

Charles Daboiko will continue to lead Ecobank Côte d’Ivoire and UEMOA region until his retirement in November 2018.

Paul-Harry Aithnard has 20 years working experience. He joined Ecobank Transnational Incorporated in 2008 as Group Head Research. Prior to joining Ecobank, he was Global Head Commodities, Co-Head Global Macro Investment Advisory in BBSP Investment Advisory, Paris-London; General Manager, Deputy Managing Director, BBSP Investment Advisory, Montreal-New York; and Lecturer, MBA (Master in Business Administration) & BBA (Bachelor in Business Administration) at HEC Business School of Montreal.

Paul-Harry Aithnard holds a Master degree in Finance from HEC Business School of Montreal, a Post-Graduate Degree of Business Administration from the same Business School and a Master degree in History from University Paris IV (Sorbonne).


About Ecobank:

Incorporated in Lomé, Togo in 1988, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (‘ETI’) is the parent company of the leading independent pan-African banking group, Ecobank ( It currently has a presence in 36 African countries, namely: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Group employs over 17,000 people in 40 different countries in over 1,200 branches and offices. Ecobank is a full-service bank providing wholesale, retail, investment and transaction banking services and products to governments, financial institutions, multinationals, international organizations, medium, small and micro businesses and individuals. Additional information on Ecobank can be found at