We are an Africa-focused organisation on a mission: we want to help Africans do more, feel better and live longer. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people across the continent. From educating students in Ghana, to providing healthcare to communities in Kenya, we are agents of change. In whatever we do, we seek to unlock opportunities for all Africans. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the leading Pan-African bank, set up the Foundation to enable prosperity in the communities in which the bank operates.

The Ecobank Foundation focuses on three key areas:

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Julie Essiam

Chief Executive Officer, Ecobank Foundation

Julie Essiam is also the Group Executive, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs for Ecobank.

Carl Manlan

Chief Operating Officer, Ecobank Foundation

Carl Manlan is an economist with over ten years of experience in health, finance and project implementation.

Abou Kabassi

Abou Kabassi is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Ecobank Benin and is an accomplished bank and finance consultant.

Gervais Bouti Viaudo

Gervais Bouti-Viaudo is the Chairman of the Steering Committee of Centre de Formalit├ęs des Entreprises in the Republic of Congo, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of MTN Congo.

Muthoni Gichohi

Muthoni is Principal Partner at Muthoni Gichohi & Co Advocates, a law firm in Nairobi, Kenya that specialises in commercial work.

Patrick Daniel Chissanga

A Chartered Accountant, Patrick Chisanga is the Managing Director of Dynamic Concepts and Executive Chairman of Muchanga Investments.