Arnold Ekpe

Non-Executive Director, Dangote Industries Limited

Mr. Arnold Ekpe, a seasoned international banker with an illustrious career which spanned over 30 years, retired as the Group CEO, Ecobank Group in 2012. He began his working career with Schlumberger SA as Wireline Logging Engineer in 1977 and moved to Alcan Aluminium Nigeria as Executive Asst. to the CEO in charge of purchasing and labor relations, 1979-1980.

Mr. Ekpe joined the banking sector as Head of Strategy, International Merchant Bank (affiliate of First Chicago); then Operations Manager and subsequently General Manager of IMB Securities, the stockbroking and investment banking arm of IMB from 1980-1986. He became the Head of Corporate Finance and General Manager of City Securities Limited, First City Monument Bank, 1986-1987, and then General Manager, Nigeria International Bank (Citibank Nigeria), 1987-1990.

Mr. Ekpe holds a BSc First Class Honours, Manchester University (Shell Scholar) 1973-1976, and an MBA, Manchester Business School (1977-1979). Among his achievements were the Lifetime Achievement Award, African Bankers Award, 2011, and Distinguished Alumni Award, Manchester University, 2019.

He serves on several Boards as Chairman or Non-Executive Director.