UBA appoints first female chief executive

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Lagos, Jan. 30, 2022 – The United Bank for Africa (UBA) has appointed Mrs Abiola Bawuah, a Ghanaian, as its new Chief Executive Officer. 

A statement from the bank said Bawuah would oversee the bank’s operations across Africa, excluding Nigeria. 

According the statement, Bawuah is the first female chief executive of UBA Africa and her appointment demonstrates the bank’s commitment to diversity.

There are now eight female directors in UBA Group.

Bawuah was before her appointment, the UBA’s Regional CEO for West Africa, managing the bank’s operations in nine subsidiaries in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.

About her appointment, Mr Tony Elumelu, the  UBA Group’s Board Chairman, 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 shareholder engagement.

“It also gives me great pleasure that with her appointment, the UBA group Board has now become a majority female board,” he said. (GBN)

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