United Bank for Africa, UBA Plc, has appointed Oliver Alawuba as Group Managing Director, whose responsibility is to oversee all the Group’s banking operations across its 20 African country network as well as globally in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, France, and the United Arab Emirates.
UBA Group Chairman, Tony Elumelu, stated, ‘‘I am very pleased to announce Oliver Alawuba as the new Group Managing Director of the UBA Group. Oliver has extensive experience in Nigeria and our African network and is well equipped to advance our pan-African and global strategy. I have no doubt that Oliver will build on the legacy of Kennedy Uzoka, who has exemplified transformational leadership by championing a customer-first philosophy; launching our twentieth operation in Africa, UBA Mali; acquiring a wholesale banking licence for UBA UK in the United Kingdom; and opening our fourth global operation, UBA Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.”
Responding, Alawuba expressed his commitment to his new role as Group Managing Director saying, “I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this great institution and would like to thank the UBA Group Chairman and the members of the Board of Directors for the confidence they have put in me to deliver the mandate.”
Alawuba joined UBA in 1997 and has held a series of senior positions, including the CEO of UBA Ghana, CEO of UBA, Africa and most recently, as Group Deputy Managing Director.
Equally appointed is Muyiwa Akinyemi, as Deputy Managing Director. Muyiwa joined UBA in 1998, as a Senior Banking Officer in UBA’s Energy Bank, and has served the Group in Nigeria and our broader Africa network for twenty-four years.
Other executive appointments are: Ms. Sola Yomi-Ajayi, Executive Director, Treasury and International Banking; Mr. Ugochukwu Nwagodoh, Executive Director, Finance and Risk Management; Mr. Alex Alozie, Executive Director and Group Chief Operating Officer; Ms. Emem Usoro, Executive Director, North Bank.