UBA pick first Female Africa CEO

The United Bank for Africa (UBA), known as Africa’s Global Bank, has appointed Abiola Bawuah as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Bawuah, a Ghanaian national, becomes the first female CEO of UBA Africa and will also serve as an Executive Director on the Group Board. This appointment highlights UBA’s commitment to diversity, as the Group Board now includes eight female Directors.

Bawuah brings with her a wealth of experience, having previously held the position of Regional CEO for West Africa and CEO for UBA Ghana. Speaking on the appointment, Group Board Chairman Tony Elumelu praised Bawuah’s contributions to UBA’s growth and her expertise in commercial banking and stakeholder engagement.

Along with Bawuah’s appointment, UBA has also announced several other executive roles, including Chris Ofikulu as Regional CEO for UBA West Africa, Uzoechina Molokwu as Deputy Managing Director for UBA Ghana, and Adeyemi Adeleke as Group Treasurer. The group has also announced the retirement of independent non-executive Director Samuel Oni, following the expiration of his tenure.

UBA operates in 19 African countries, as well as global operations in New York, London, Paris, and the UAE. The new appointments and retirements will further strengthen the bank’s presence and capabilities in these locations.

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