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Abiola Bawuah appointed CEO of UBA Africa

The board of UBA Group has appointed Abiola Bawuah as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of UBA Africa.

The appointment took effect from January 26, 2023.

By this, she becomes the first female CEO for UBA to lead the bank’s operations in Africa.

Before her appointment, she was the Regional CEO for West Africa, supervising operations in nine subsidiaries including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. Prior to her appointment as RCEO, Abiola served as MD/CEO for UBA Ghana.

The Group Managing Director of UBA Plc, Oliver Alawuba, said in a release copied GraphicOnline said; “Abiola has significantly contributed to the growth of UBA Africa and brings a wealth of experience in commercial banking, stakeholder engagement, people management and a culture of performance.

I have no doubt that she will take UBA Africa to new heights of growth and performance.”

He further noted that, “At UBA, we take pride in our corporate governance and our ability to nurture and develop our talent at every level and in every geography.

These strengths have become critical pillars underpinning our business success and prowess across Africa and in the international financial marketplaces where we operate.”

Mr Alawuba said the leadership of UBA Africa is of critical importance to the bank’s success, and it prides itself on the meritocratic approach the Group took in selecting the ideal candidate through a painstaking and transparent selection process undertaken by the group board.

He reiterated the bank’s promise to diversity, adding that “Abiola, being a Ghanaian national, further confirms our commitment to diversity.

The Group Board, the release said, now consists of three female executive directors and eight female directors in total, making it a majority female board adding that that bank took gender equality very seriously within the group.”