Patrick Akinwuntan is Group Executive, Consumer Bank at Ecobank Group and is responsible for the retail, microfinance, cards & eBanking and remittances businesses across 33 countries in Africa. Patrick has an extraordinary passion for digital banking and is at the forefront in driving technological innovation in financial services to positively impact the lives of millions across Africa.
Under his leadership, Ecobank has launched several digital innovations that are revolutionizing banking, creating an unrivalled payments ecosystem such as Ecobank’s unified Mobile app, EcobankPay (scan and pay merchants instantly in collaboration with Masterpass, mVisa and mCash), Ecobank Xpress Account (instant account opening), Ecobank Xpress Cash (cardless ATM withdrawal), Ecobank Rapidtransfer (instant remittances to 33 African countries subject to regulators conditions), the Ecobank Pan-African Card and a lot more. A seasoned banker, he has held various senior leadership and executive roles in the sector.
Patrick holds an MBA in Finance and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School executive program. He is a Senior Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Chairman of the board of directors of Accion Microfinance Bank Limited, Nigeria and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Retail Banking Councils for Africa.