Set up by the leading Pan-African bank Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the Ecobank Foundation is an Africa-focused organisation on a mission: we want to improve the quality of life for people across the continent. We do this by deploying Ecobank’s resources, knowledge and expertise with the aim of unlocking opportunities for African communities in which the bank operates.

The Ecobank Foundation focuses on three key areas:

Elisa Desbordes-Cissé

Elisa is the Chief Operating Officer of the Ecobank Foundation.

Throughout her 15-year career in development, she has worked for many Pan-African and international development institutions, including the African Development Bank Group, UNITLIFE (a United Nations Capital Development Fund initiative), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the African Media Initiative, and The ONE Campaign.