Mr. Charles Kie has been Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria Limited since January 01, 2016 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Kie served as Group Executive of Corporate and Investment Bank at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated since July 1, 2014 and served as its Head of CB Unit since April 2012. Mr. Kie served as Regional Executive of Nigeria at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. Mr. Kie joined Ecobank in October 2011 as Chief Operating Officer of Ecobank Capital, the investment banking arm of the Ecobank group. Before joining Ecobank, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of group Banque Atlantique (a banking group in West Africa). He spent several years working with Citigroup, first as Head of Corporate Finance for Francophone Africa and then as Chief Executive Officer for West Africa, based in Cote d’Ivoire and then Senegal. Before joining the Ecobank Group, he served as Group Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Banque Atlantique, based in Togo and then Cote d'Ivoire from 2008 to 2011. He serves as Non-Executive Director of Africa Finance Corporation. He serves as 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 is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He holds an MBA from New York University Stern, HEC Paris and London School of Economics, a post graduate degree (DESS) in Corporate Restructuring from the University of Clermont Ferrand (France) and is a graduate of Ecole Superieure de Commerce (Abidjan- Cote d’Ivoire). He is fluent in both English and French.