Ecobank Group has appointed Aissatou Djiba Diallo as its new Senior Fintech Advisor. Diallo is expected to leverage Ecobank’s support for the fintech sector.
In her new role, Diallo will lead the Ecobank’s fintech initiatives and advise senior management on the banking group’s fintech strategy.
Announcing Diallo’s appointment, Ecobank expressed the belief that her appointment is an important step in the ongoing implementation of its broader digital strategy. Ecobank added that Diallo’s appointment also leverages its commitment to playing a major and high-profile role in helping Africa’s innovative fintech sector to achieve significant global market share.
Speaking on the appointment, Ecobank’s Group Executive, Operations and Technology, Eddy Ogbogu noted that, “Diallo’s appointment represents an important step in the overall Ecobank Group’s fintech and digital agenda. The expertise, passion and innovation she brings to the role will allow us to take the next crucial steps on our path to further cementing our position as Africa’s leading digital bank.”
On her part, Diallo revealed that she’s delighted to be part of Ecobank’s commitment to develop African fintechs and further drive the continent’s economic development.
Diallo’s words: “Fintech is an important part of the Bank’s goal to vastly increase its customer numbers across its pan-African footprint of 33 countries and open up market access and integration for Africa’s fintech ecosystem.
“In the past three years, the bank has significantly strengthened its partnerships with start-ups and I am excited that our Group CEO and senior management have prioritised new waves of initiatives to expand our work with fintechs and deliver a whole new level of win-win collaborations that will positively impact African lives and grow African fintech businesses.”
Prior to joining the Ecobank Group, Diallo was the Head of Innovations at Microsoft4Afrika, where she built the strategy to identify, support and attract key African fintech start-ups and partners to the Microsoft Cloud platform and oversaw 50 countries. Before that, she was Marketing Manager and Partner and Strategy Program Lead for West and Central Africa, Microsoft.
Diallo holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France, and she is an aeronautics enthusiast.