Abou Kabassi is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Ecobank Benin and is an accomplished bank and finance consultant. He was Special Advisor on Corporate Development and Governmental Relations to the Ecobank Group Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to 2011. Abou was the Regional Head of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) and an Ecobank Group Executive Director. His long career at Ecobank included such positions as Managing Director of Ecobank Cameroun, Ecobank Mali, and Acting Managing Director of Ecobank Togo. Abou is from the Republic of Benin.