Mr. Paul-Harry Aithnard has been Group Head Research since 2008, and Group Head Securities and Asset Management at Ecobank since September 2012. Prior to joining Ecobank, Paul-Harry worked in various positions between 2000 and 2008 with BBSP, a leading Investment Advisory firm located in Paris, Montreal and Singapore. As Global Head of Commodities, and Co-Head of Global Macro Analysis in Paris, Paul-Harry supervised all global macro and commodities research at BBSP and advised key institutional clients (Banks, Asset managers, Hedge funds) on investment strategies in various assets/markets, including commodities, fixed income, equity and currency markets in Africa. From 2000 to 2007, Paul-Harry was the director of the North American office located in Montreal, in charge of the Equity Advisory and Sales. Paul-Harry holds a Master’s degree from Sorbonne Paris IV, a postgraduate qualification in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Finance from HEC.