Charles Kie

Group Executive, Corporate & Investment Bank at Ecobank Transnational Inc. South Africa

Charles Kie is the managing director and CEO of Ecobank Nigeria Ltd. He joined Ecobank in October 2011 as COO of Ecobank Capital, the investment banking arm of the Ecobank group.

Before joining Ecobank, Kie was the CEO of Banque Atlantique, a banking group in West Africa. He spent several years working with Citigroup, first as head of corporate finance for Francophone Africa, and then as CEO for West Africa, based in Cote d’Ivoire and then Senegal. He also colaunched the Future Africa Foundation, which aims to address some of the environmental and educational challenges in Africa.

Kie is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He holds an MBA from New York University, HEC Paris and the London School of Economics; has a postgraduate degree in corporate restructuring from the University of Clermont Ferrand (France); and is a graduate of Ecole Superieure de Commerce (Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire).