Serge Ekue
West African Development Bank (BOAD)

Since 18 August 2020, he became President of the West African Development Bank (BOAD). Prior to joining the community development finance institution of the member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), he served since 2016 as Natixis’ Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) Country Manager for the UK in London. He combined this position with that of Head of Global Markets for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In addition, Serge Ekué was previously Head of Natixis’ Africa and Russia Departments.

A well-known expert in financial and capital markets, Serge managed Natixis’ Global Markets for the Asia-Pacific region for nearly six years (2010-2016) before taking over as Chief Executive Officer of the bank based in Hong Kong. Having held these important positions worldwide, he has over twenty years of experience in global finance, structured finance and markets.

He holds an Executive MBA from HEC Paris, a post-graduate degree in Banking & Finance from Paris V University and a degree from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux. With extensive experience at international level, he takes over the helm of the sub-regional development finance institution.