Albert Essien has been a Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated since January 2012 and serves as its Head of Corporate & Investment Banking.
Essien served as a Regional Head of WAMZ at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated since October 2005.
Essien was responsible for Ecobank’s expansion into East and Southern Africa.
Essien started his banking career in 1986 with the National Investment Bank in Accra, Ghana.
Essien joined Corporate Banking Department of Ecobank Ghana in 1990.
Essien served as Country Risk Manager of Ecobank Ghana since 1997, Deputy Managing Director since 2001 and Managing Director since December 2002.
Essien has been an Executive Director of Ecobank Group at Ecobank Nigeria Plc since 2005.
Essien has been an Executive Director of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated since 2005 and served as its Director.
Essien serves as a Director of ECOBANK Liberia Limited.
Essien served as Director of Ecobank Ghana.
Essien is also an honorary fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Ghana and holds a BA (Honours) in Economics in 1979 from the University of Ghana.
Essien is an alumnus of the Executive Development Program of INSEAD.