Yves Mayilamene is currently the Groupe Executive Human Resources at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. Yves joined Ecobank in 2012 with more than 15 years of experience covering all aspects of Human Resources in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. He started his professional career with British American Tobacco (BAT) as a Graduate Trainee and held different senior HR positions there in Congo, Switzerland, Senegal and Kenya. He then joined the Telecom industry in 2006 to become the Chief Human Resources Officer – Francophone Africa for Celtel/ Zain and in 2010, he was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer Africa for Airtel, covering 17 countries.
Yves’ expertise includes Talent Management, Training & Development, HR Strategy development, Organizational development and Leadership & Management and Coaching. He is passionate about helping organizations make the most of their Talent as well as driving organizational culture and change using HR best practices.
In addition to his accomplishments, he has a proven knowledge and wide-range understanding of the sub-Saharan Africa Labour laws, culture and the industrial relations environment. Having worked in Togo, Nigeria, DRC, Senegal, Kenya, Netherlands and Switzerland, he possesses a genuine international and cross-cultural mind-set with a very strong ability to manage diverse business environments with cultural sensitivities.
Yves Mayilamene holds a Master degree in Economics, Finance and Management (Commercial Engineer) from the University of Mons in Belgium and various executive certificates and diploma in leadership, change management and other Human Resources related fields.