Jean-Louis Ekra

Chairman and President, African Export-Import Bank

Mr. Jean-Louis Ekra is currently Chairman and President of the African Export-Import Bank. Mr. Ekra joined the bank in 1996 as Senior Executive Vice President. He started his banking career with Citibank, subsequently served as Partner of DKS Investment in Jersey, Country Manager for the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) and Managing Director of the Ivorian Post Office. He currently serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Africa Investor Ltd. He was, in 2004, awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre National of Ivory Coast. Mr. Ekra holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York and a Maîtrise en Sciences Economiques from the University of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.