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  • Africa: Expanded Engagement for Caterpillar - Boosting Sales & Alleviating Poverty

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/16 A strong signal of growing business engagement with Africa by large U.S. corporations was the announcement last September by Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman of plans to invest over $1 billion in Africa over the next five years. Caterpillar is not a new-comer, having begun doing business on the continent in 1926. At last month's U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington, DC, David Picard, Caterpillar's regional manager for Africa and the Middle East, described some of the steps that have been taken since last year's announcement. He as well talked about the challenges and opportunities he sees, inclunding Nigeria, where the company has operated since 1948. He was interviewed by AllAfrica's Noluthando Crockett-Ntonga and Ladi Olorunyomi from Premium Times in Nigeria. The interview has been edited for clarity and length.
  • Ecobank Names Ade Ayeyemi as New Group CEO

    TOGO, 2015/06/17 Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (“Ecobank”), parent company of the Ecobank Group, the leading pan-African bank with operations in 36 nations across the continent, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ade Ayeyemi as its new Group Chief Executive Officer. His appointment is effective from 1 September 2015. Mr Ayeyemi will replace Albert Essien, who retires on 30 June, 2015 next 25 years of meritorious service with the Group. An interim arrangement will be made by the Ecobank Board for the management of the Group during the period 1 July through 31 August, pending the resumption of the new GCEO.
  • Nigerian shareholdersdisrupted the Ecobank Group extraordinary general conference (EGM)

    TOGO, 2014/03/05 A group of Nigerian shareholders on Monday disrupted the Ecobank Group extraordinary general conference (EGM) at its headquarters in the Togolese capital, Lome, demanding reforms in the government of the bank. PANA reports that about 100 Nigerian shareholders in the conference room, carried placards referring to the departure of the Group's general manager, Ivorian Thierry Tanoh, who assumed business only in June 2013, following the departure of his predecessor, Arnold Ekpe, and the president of the Board of Directors, the Kolapo Lawson of Nigeria.