Koffi Gervais Djondo: The Serial Pan-African Entrepreneur-Manager
He grabbed the bull by the horns and narrowly saved Ecobank, which was on the brink of explosion just a few months ago. This is where we once again recognize the tenacity, the striking force of the Togolese businessman, Gervais Djondo. A return to calm within the group and welcomed by all the shareholders and which will remain engraved in the annals of the Pan-African bank.
Co-founder of the Ecobank group and honorary president of Asky Airlines, Gervais Koffi Gbondjidè Djondo is above all guided by Pan-Africanism.
If the latter is to be believed, the realization of all his projects requires rigor and a spirit of unity. “You see the African force lies in unity; what we can call getting together, ”says Djondo.
And it was his passion for African economic integration that led him to set up the Pan-African bank and the airline, two ambitious projects that are shaking up the continent today.
From 10 passengers on the first flights in 2011, Asky Airlines now registers more than 8,000 passengers per week on its various routes (West and Central Africa), with an occupancy rate of 80%.
No more than in March 2014, the airline was elected in Geneva, “Best African company of the year” at the Africa CEO Forum awards.
Despite the recent tremors in the company, Ecobank remains a bank with the confidence of investors and economic operators, with revenue growth of 14% in the first half of 2014.
The Ecobank Group was awarded “Best African Bank” and “Best Investment Bank” via its subsidiary Ecobank Capital by the British magazine “Emeafinance” at the end of last week.
As if to say, everything that M Djondo’s hands touch, turns into gold. The man of “vision and action” who has a full career path and a well-stocked resume. A journey that has won him many awards and honors worldwide.
After his training at the Institut des Hautes Etudes d’Outre-Mer and the Institut des Sciences Sociales du Travail at the University of Law and Economic Sciences in Paris, he became Head of the Administrative District (Prefect) of Lomé.
He will then be Managing Director of the Compensation Fund, Family Benefits and Work Accidents in Togo, now the National Social Security Fund (CNSS).
Mr. Djondo is also the initiator of the construction of the branches of the UTB (Union Togolaise de Banque) and the CNSS (national social security fund) in Aného, his prefecture of origin.
In 1978, he was appointed head of the Togo Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture and Industry and years later assumed the presidency of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Africa. Where is.
With the support of a few private individuals, but also from banking circles, notably Ecobank, he launched the ECOWAS Investment and Development Bank (EBID) and the West African Development Bank (BOAD) and a partnership with Ethiopian Airlines, and successfully completed the African Sky (Asky) company, whose activities started in January 2010.
And the company does not intend to stop flying over the African sky.
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