Bashir Ifo Awarded Djondo Fellowship
The President of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), Mr. Bashir Mamman IFO, has been awarded honorary membership of the Djondo Fellowship with a view to leveraging Mr. IFO’s knowledge and insights of the African terrain to help nurture upcoming African business leaders and their companies.
Mr. IFO’s role as Honorary Fellow will among other responsibilities entail sharing his Business experiences on the African terrain at Djondo Fellowship events; and providing Associate Fellows with the necessary networks to succeed in their business endeavours.
The Djondo project with headquarters in Accra, was set up in 2015 to encourage and support indigenous African companies and their leadership to expand and deepen their presence across Africa and in doing so, expand intra-African trade. Furthermore, in order to help build African talent, the fellowship plans to select five (5) to ten (10) promising African Executives to join the ranks as Associate Fellows each year.
The founding patron is Mr. Gervais DJONDO.
Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors are the Presidents of the Republic of Mauritius, Ameenah GURIB, and the former President of the Republic of Ghana, John KUFFUOR. Other members of the Board include the former President of the African Development Bank (ADB), Donald KABERUKA; former CEO of the ECOBANK Group, Arnold EKPE; ECOBANK Group Head of Securities and Asset Management, Paul-Harry AITHNARD, and founder and Managing Director of Brand Communications, Terhas Asefaw BERHE.
The award to the President of EBID, Mr. Bashir IFO, is the second recognition that he has received between June 2017 and January 2018. In 2017, within the framework of celebrating the 55th anniversary of the Ahmadu bello University (ABU), Zaria (Nigeria), the Guardian newspapers recognized Mr. IFO as one of the alumni “that have made their mark in life”.