Ecobank’s transformation agenda ‘on course’
The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Charles Kie has said the bank’s transformation agenda to be one of top three lenders in Nigeria within the next few years is on course.
He spoke at the flag off of one year training programme for fresh graduates as part of Ecobank Graduate and Development Programme in Lagos. Kie, who was accompanied by other management staff, was on a visit to the Ecobank Training School that currently has 60 graduates, representing the first batch of 400 graduates to be employed and trained by the bank this year.
He reiterated that the graduate trainee initiative is part of Ecobank’s future growth plan, which is part of a transformation agenda to make Ecobank the most preferred bank in the country.
Kie who took the trainees through six key success factors listed capital as the first thing any bank must have. He noted that “those empowered to oversee the capital have to be well trained and knowledgeable so that they can ensure that funds in the bank are effectively deployed otherwise the bank may go down. Secondly, you need a good technology.
Also speaking, the Head, Human Resources, Ecobank Nigeria, Yves Mayilamene, described the graduate trainee programme by the bank as an investment in the future generations of Ecobankers. He stressed that the bank was investing in the people to accomplish its tall vision.