Elisa Desbordes

Chief Operating Officer of the Ecobank Foundation

Elisa is Senior Corporate Communications, Impact Executive and Chief Operating Officer of the Ecobank Foundation.

Elisa has over 15 years’ experience building high-level stakeholder partnerships and delivering projects in over 30 countries in Africa, Europe and North America to implement multi-sector communications, advocacy, and corporate social responsibility programmes. She has driven inclusion, enhanced visibility and delivered triple-bottom-line returns on investment for respected global organisations including The ONE Campaign, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Women in African Initiative (WIA) and the African Development Bank.

Elisa has a Master’s degree in Political Science and Intercultural Management from the Institut d’Études Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence, France.