Our Vision & Values
Our investments are designed to drive competitive returns while also advancing development goals, in accordance with our mandate, vision and values.
Our investor base is currently composed of 28 African countries, two African central banks and the African Development Bank, with more expected to join soon.
Working with us
Find out more about our latest vacancies. We recruit talent from across Africa and the world. We value teamwork and diversity, learning from and being inspired by each other.
Abou Kabassi Kassimou
Mr Kassimou Abou-Kabassi is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Africa Benin (BOA Benin) and an Independent Consultant who leads a firm that provides research, consultancy and training services in the areas of management, banking and finance.
Mr Abou-Kabassi has been a member of AFRICA 50’s Board of Directors since July 2019, following the expiry of his term of office from April 2013 to April to 2019 as Chairman of ECOBANK BENIN’s Board of Directors.
Previously, he was Executive Director of ETI, Special Adviser to the Group Chief Executive Officer on relations with governments; before that he was Regional Head, Central Africa.
As Regional Head, he implemented the Ecobank Group’s growth strategy for middle Africa, which resulted in the creation of subsidiaries in Chad, the Central African Republic, Sao Tomé and Principe, the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
He began his banking career in 1985 at the Banque Béninoise pour le Développement (BBD) in Cotonou, Benin, after working in the Financial Control Department of the Benin Finance Ministry from 1982 to 1985.
Mr Abou-Kabassi then joined Ecobank Benin in 1990 as a Senior Credit Analyst in the Credit & Marketing Department. In 1997, he became Risk Director and was then promoted to Managing Director of Ecobank Togo in 1999, Managing Director of Ecobank Mali in 2000 and Managing Director of Ecobank Cameroon in 2005, in addition to his role as Regional Head.
Mr Kassimou Abou-Kabassi holds a Masters (Maîtrise) in Economic Science (Business Management option) from the National University of Benin, a Diploma of Higher Specialised Studies (Diplôme d'Études Supérieures) (Banking specialism) from the École Nationale d'Administration, and the Higher Diploma (Diplôme supérieur) of the Institut Technique de Banque (ITB Paris, France). He has also completed an executive development programme at INSEAD (France/Singapore).