Country Head, UK Representative Office & Head of Group Research Ecobank
Dr Edward George is the head of the UK representative
office of pan-African bank, Ecobank, as well as being head of group research.
Edward oversees the teams in the London office, with a focus on corporate
banking, international organisations, treasury, research and digital
innovation. As head of research he manages a team of eight analysts based
across Middle Africa covering the fixed-income, currencies and commodities
space. Edward has a number of specialities, including soft commodities and
agribusiness, trade and trade finance, and disruptive technology. Prior to
joining Ecobank in March 2011 Edward worked for The Economist Intelligence Unit
(EIU) as a Senior Editor in both the Commodities and Africa Departments. He was
responsible for producing and editing reports on Lusophone and Francophone
Africa, as well as on 25 industrial raw materials, food, feedstuffs and
beverages. A linguist by training, Edward is fluent in French, Spanish and
Portuguese and holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Bristol.
His PhD thesis on the Cuban intervention in Angola was published as a book by
Routledge in 2005 and came out in paperback in 2012.