United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) , the leading pan-African financial services group appointed Ayoku Liadi and Oliver Alawuba as Deputy Managing Directors in charge of UBA’s Nigeria and Africa businesses, respectively.
The bank in a statement yesterday, said the deputy managing directors report to Group CEO, Kennedy Uzoka. This represents further strategic recognition of the growth of UBAs pan-Afrian business, representing in excess of 40% of the Group revenue.
Commenting on the appointments, Group Chairman Tony Elumelu said:
“In 2005, we set out our pan-African vision. Fifteen years later, we are present in 20 African countries, serving over 20 million clients, leveraging our service culture and technology platform, to provide an integrated and seamless customer offering across the continent.
“In Africa, we lead in innovation and service, whilst our International Business, operating from New York, Paris, and London, provides global and African clients access to treasury, trade finance and corporate banking products, uniquely tailored to the African opportunity. These senior appointments represent our commitment to optimise our management structure to best serve our clients and drive our business success.”
Deputy Managing Director (UBA Africa)
Mr Oliver Alawuba has over twenty years of work experience in the banking industry and the academia. He worked with UBA for almost 20 years and was appointed in January 2020, CEO for the Group’s Africa operations. Alawuba’s knowledge of UBA’s business in Africa was unrivalled. He previously held the role as CEO of UBA in Ghana and more recently, as Regional CEO for UBA in Anglophone Africa.
Deputy Managing Director (UBA Nigeria)
Mr Ayoku Liadi joined the UBA Group in 2014 and was appointed the Executive Director of Lagos in 2016 and West bank in Nigeria, two years later. Prior to joining UBA Plc in 2014, he had over two decades of banking experience in Business Transformation, Relationship Management, Banking Operations, Risk Management, and Financial Control.
Also announced yesterday by the UBA Group Board, was the retirement from the Board with effect from August 01, 2020, of Dan Okeke. He has been with the UBA Group for 22 years. Dan served on the board as an Executive Director for three terms and a total of nine years. According to the Group Chairman, ‘Dan was born for UBA. He has worked tirelessly for the Group and achieved so much in the past two decades. We will miss him, but he will still be very much around us’.
UBA is one of the largest employers in the financial sector on the African continent, with approximately 20,000 employees’ group wide and serving over 20 million customers.
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