First female CEO for UBA’s operations in Africa is appointed.

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The board of Directors of the United Bank for Africa Plc, has appointed Mrs Abiola Bawuah, as chief executive officer of UBA Africa.

The bank disclosed via a statement that Bawuah would also join the group board as an executive director, overseeing the Group’s operations across the African continent, outside Nigeria.

UBA operates in 19 African countries beyond Nigeria, in addition to global operations in New York, London, Paris and the UAE. Speaking on the new appointment, the Group Board Chairman, Mr Tony Elumelu, said, “Abiola has contributed significantly to the growth of UBA Africa for close to a decade.

“She brings a wealth of experience in commercial banking, and stakeholder engagement.

“A Ghanaian national, Bawua, emerged as the first female CEO of UBA Africa.
Previously, Bawuah was regional CEO, West Africa, supervising the Group’s operations in nine subsidiaries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.

Chris Ofikulu became the regional CEO, UBA West Africa. Uzoechina Molokwu will also take on the role as deputy managing director of UBA Ghana, subject to local regulatory approvals. Theresa Henshaw was appointed as CEO of UBA UK, subject to local regulatory approvals.


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