Oliver Alawuba has been named group managing director of United Bank for Africa, UBA, a global pan-African financial services organisation.
Oliver will be in charge of managing all banking activities for the Group globally in the UK, US, France, and UAE in addition to its network of 20 African nations.
Since joining the company in 1997, he has held a number of executive positions, including group deputy managing director, CEO of UBA Ghana, and CEO of UBA, Africa.
“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,” UBA Group Chairman, Tony Elumelu, said.
“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.”
Alawuba assumes his new role on August 1, 2022, pending permission from the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Oliver 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.”
Muyiwa Akinyemi has also been named as Deputy Managing Director. Muyiwa has worked for the Group in Nigeria and our larger Africa network for twenty-four years. He joined UBA in 1998 as a Senior Banking Officer at UBA’s Energy Bank.
Alex Alozie has been named Executive Director and Group Chief Operating Officer, Sola Yomi-Ajayi has been named Executive Director, Treasury and International Banking, Ugochukwu Nwagodoh has been named Executive Director, Finance and Risk Management, and Emem Usoro has been named Executive Director, North Bank.
With 25,000 workers worldwide and over 35 million customers worldwide, United Bank for Africa is one of the top employers in the financial sector on the African continent.
UBA is a retail, commercial, and institutional bank that operates in 20 African nations as well as the United Kingdom, United States of America, France, and United Arab Emirates. It is a pioneer in financial inclusion and uses cutting-edge technology.
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