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UBA Group unveils new Deputy Managing Directors for Nigeria, Africa

Mr Ayoku Liadi for UBA Nigeria, Mr Oliver Alawuba, UBA Africa 

United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), the leading pan-African financial services group, has announced the appointments of Mr Ayoku Liadi and Mr Oliver Alawuba as Deputy Managing Directors in charge of UBA’s Nigeria and Africa businesses.

The new positions were created as further strategic recognition of the growth of UBA’s pan-African business, now representing in excess of 40% of Group revenue, and the critical importance of Nigeria, the Group’s largest market.

The MDs are also to report to the Group CEO, Mr Kennedy Uzoka.
Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, UBA GMD
UBA’s unique International Business, operating from New York, London and Paris, UBA Africa and Nigeria, offer an unparalleled service offering to clients across Africa and globally.

Commenting on the appointments, Group Chairman Tony O. Elumelu noted with satisfaction the giant strides of the bank within a space of 15 years.

“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.
Chairman UBA Mr. Tony Elumelu
” 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,” Elumelu said in a statement emailed to PerSecondnews.

A peek into the CVs of the new appointees shows that Oliver Alawuba has worked with the UBA Group for almost 20 years and was appointed in January 2020, CEO for the Group’s Africa operations.

Oliver’s knowledge of UBA’s business in Africa is unrivalled.  He previously held the role as CEO of UBA in Ghana and more recently, as Regional CEO for UBA in Anglophone Africa.

For Ayo Liadi, he joined the UBA Group in 2014 and was appointed the Executive Director of Lagos and West bank in Nigeria, two years later.  Ayo is widely recognised for his innovation in driving business development.

UBA Group Board also announced the retirement from the Board with effect from August 1, 2020, of Mr Dan Okeke who had served for 22 years.  Dan served on the board as an Executive Director for three terms and a total of nine years.

The Group Chairman said: “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.

Operating in 20 African countries and globally in the United Kingdom, the United States and France, UBA provides retail, commercial and institutional banking services, leading financial inclusion and implementing cutting edge products such as the first ever banking chat bot in Africa, LEO.


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Written by Per Second News


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