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Ecobank Ghana celebrates excellence
Posted on: 13-Jul-2013         Source: GNA
Ecobank Ghana is considering the extension of its services to the Upper East and Upper West Regions in the near future, as part of its branch expansion drive.

Mr George Mensah-Asante, Executive Director and Head of Domestic Banking of Ecobank Ghana, made this known when he interacted with the media during a cocktail event held on Wednesday evening at the Bank’s Headquarters in Accra.

Currently, the Bank has 78 branches and 205 automated teller machines (ATMs) in eight out of the country’s 10 regions.

As far as the three northern regions are concerned, Ecobank has a branch in Tamale that caters for its customers in that part of the country.

Mr Mensah-Asante said the Bank’s Management was presently studying the local environment in those parts of the country to enable it to finalise its plans with regard to the opening of more branches in the North.

He said the Bank had embarked on a vigorous expansion exercise during the past five years that saw the number of branches rise up to 78 by the end of 2012.

The Executive Director said in view of its sterling performance, Ecobank won the ‘Overall Best Bank’ award for 2012 at the 12th Ghana Banking Awards ceremony held in Accra recently, adding that this was the sixth time the Bank had annexed the prestigious Best Bank crown since the inception of the award in 2001.

He further indicated that earlier in the year, Ecobank had also been adjudged the Best Bank in Ghana by the London-based emeafinance Magazine, in recognition of the bank’s unmatched leap in financial performance based on the substantial growth in its balance sheet size, revenues and profits.

“We are excited about these developments and therefore wish to congratulate all stakeholders, particularly customers, for their loyal patronage, and employees for their selfless spirited performances over the years”, he emphasized.

Mr Mensah-Asante reiterated management’s determination to ensure that the Bank remained focused on delivering to meet the needs of customers at all times.

Ecobank Ghana was incorporated in 1989 and commenced business in February 1990 as a merchant bank, operating as a subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), a bank-holding company which is currently present in 33 African countries and transacting in 22 currencies.