The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has appointed Rene Awambeng, formerly of Ecobank, as director of client relations.

Until recently, Awambeng was group head, global corporates, corporate and investment bank, at Ecobank in Paris, a position he assumed in July 2014. He also served in the same position at Ecobank in Lagos from 2012 to 2014.

His experience spans the corporate and commercial banking sectors, and includes the ability to build business and develop relationships in commercial, social and political environments.

In his new role, he will lead the design and implementation of Afreximbank’s client-focused business strategies, including managing the delivery of all bank products to the clientele, and managing the operation of Afreximbank branch offices. He will also oversee the management of relations with governments at the branch office level.