Jean-Louis Ekra serves as the Chairman and President of the African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) and responsible for managing the Operations, Finance and Legal departments.
Ekra joined Afrexim Bank in 1996 as Senior Executive Vice President.
Ekra was a Partner of DKS Investment in Jersey and Country Manager for the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) among others.
Ekra served as Managing Director of the Ivorian Post Office.
Ekra is a highly experienced banker and started his banking career with Citibank.
Ekra serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Africa investor Ltd. In 2004, he was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National of Ivory Coast.
Ekra holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York and a Maîtrise en Sciences Economiques from the University of Abidjan.