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Gwendoline ABUNAW

Managing Director Cameroon and Cluster Head Cemac / Ecobank
Gwendoline ABUNAW

Gwendoline ABUNAW is the Managing Director of Ecobank Cameroon, subsidiary of the leading Pan African banking group present in 35 countries in the Continent. Since November 2021 she is the Cluster Head CEMAC covering 6 Ecobank affiliates. On June 2022, she became the first female President of the Cameroonian Banking and Financial Institutions’ Association (APECCAM), main entity representing all the banks and financial institutions in Cameroon.

With over 20 years of banking experience, she has occupied C-suite roles since 2011, including Head of Corporate Bank Cameroon with coverage of 6 other countries in central Africa, Deputy Managing Director and later, Managing Director of Ecobank Cameroon.

A Board Member at Ecobank Cameroon, Ecobank Chad and E-process International (Ecobank Technology service provider); as well as Chairperson of the Boards for Pan African Savings and Loans (Microfinance member of Ecobank group), EDC Investment Corporation (Investment Bank member of Ecobank Group) and EDC Assets Management.

Mrs. ABUNAW is also a frequent speaker at conferences covering a range of topics, from women in leadership/empowerment; innovation/digital transformation in the financial sector as well as youth motivation and technology.

Gwendoline ABUNAW is a holder of both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Banking and Finance from Buea University (Cameroon) and an MBA from the London Metropolitan University (UK). Prior to joining Ecobank Cameroon in 2011, she occupied several roles at both Standard Chartered Bank and Citibank.