United Bank for Africa Plc has on Monday appointed as its Group Managing Director, Oliver Alawuba, to oversee all the Group’s banking operations across its 20 African country networks and globally in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, France, and the United Arab Emirates.
The Group Chairman of UBA, Tony Elumelu, on Monday, said, “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 African, and our network is well equipped to advance our pan-African and global strategy.
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.”
The newly appointed Group Managing Director, Oliver Alawuba, while responding said, “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, who joined UBA in 1997, has held a series of senior positions, including as the chief executive of UBA Ghana, the CEO of UBA, Africa and most recently, as group deputy managing director.
Also appointed was Muyiwa Akinyemi, as the deputy managing director.
Alawuba takes on his new position from August 1, 2022, subject to approval by the Central Bank of Nigeria.