Atlas Mara Limited changes its chairman

Atlas Mara Limited, the financial services group working in sub-Saharan region of Africa, and domiciled in the British Virgin Islands, announced that its current chairman Arnold Ekpe will resign from his post on December 1, with the end of his current three-year term. In this post he will be followed by Bob Diamond, former chief executive of Barclays, who will become an interim chairman in Atlas Mara Limited in which he has a major interest. Diamond is the co-founder and non-executive director of Atlas Mara Limited.

Rachel Robbins, senior independent director of the financial company, said in the comments on the new appointment: “It is the board’s intention that Bob will serve as chairman for a limited period while we transition to a new independent chairman,”

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