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Ebenezer ESSOKA

Chairperson of the Board

Ebenezer Essoka is Executive Chairman of IBURU, an advisory firm focused on Economic Development across Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA). He retired from Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) Group as Vice Chairman, Africa in November 2015 after over 30 years of banking experience. Prior to becoming Vice Chairman, he was CEO South Africa and Southern Africa (2008-2013) and CEO Central and West Africa (2004-2008).

In addition to his responsibilities at IBURU, he is an Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) Sanlam Limited and Sanlam Life insurance Limited, South Africa, Independent Non-Executive Chairman United Bank for Africa (UBA) Cameroon SA, INED and Chairman of Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee of Mobile Money Corporation of Cameroon, Senior Advisor to the President of the Africa Development Bank, working on the Africa Investment Forum. Mr Essoka had served on Boards in other jurisdictions including Zimbabwe, Botswana, Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda, Pakistan etc. He was a member of the Global advisory council of the London business School (2000-2016).

Mr Essoka holds a BS Degree in Finance, an MBA in Finance, and a Diploma in International Business from Seton Hall University USA. In addition, he has attended Senior Executive development programs at INSEAD, London Business School, Templeton College, Oxford University and Cambridge University.