Philippe Obiang is a qualified attorney in both Nigeria and Cameroon. In 2008, he moved from private legal practice with some of the topmost law firms in Cameroon into banking. He was first at the United Bank for Africa Cameroon—where he helped set up and headed the legal and compliance department—before moving on to Ecobank Cameroon to head the compliance department, a role he holds today.
Obiang was the first CAMS graduate in the Central African sub region and is fully bilingual in French and English. Moreover, he is an industry leader and has deep interests in training and mentoring. He is often invited to speak at industry forums on compliance and anti-corruption and has a keen interest in the development, design and evolution of anti-money laundering policies and programs both within the financial and public sectors.