Abhinav Nehra
Abhinav NehraFormer Group Executive: Retail & Commercial Banking
Ecobank and UBA

Abhinav Nehra is a global banker with over 30 years of experience in emerging markets across Africa, Asia & Middle East having to work with Citigroup, Ahli United Bank, United Bank for Africa, and Ecobank Transnational.

As the Founding CEO, he was responsible for establishing CitiFinancial India as one of the most successful and profitable consumer finance businesses for Citigroup across emerging markets. He replicated that achievement in setting up UBA’s Retail Financial Services (RFS) as its Managing director & CEO across 7 verticals from cards to remittances and microfinance in one of the most complicated markets in Africa and successfully expanded UBA’s footprint from 2 to 16 markets in Africa. He managed one of the most diverse portfolios in retail & commercial banking spreading across 34 countries in Africa for Ecobank Transnational, which is the largest banking corporation in Africa as its Group Director.

Abhinav has a passion for Africa and his vision is to build a business model for Africa across financial services with the right blend of low cost distribution and Fintech driving it digitally making Africa financially inclusive with his deep knowledge of markets in continent stretching from Rwanda to Kenya, Ethiopia, DRC, Nigeria, Mali, Cameroon, Senegal and many more.

Abhinav has been effectively training organizations in Fintech, Digital Banking, Artificial Intelligence in banking across emerging markets including Rwanda, Myanmar, Bhutan, Senegal etc.