United Bank for Africa, UBA, has announced Oliver Alawuba as Group Managing Director, who is charged with overseeing the group’s banking operations pan-Africa, the United Kingdom, USA, and the UAE.
Commenting on the appointment, UBA Group Chairman, Tony Elumelu, 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 our African network and is well equipped to advance our pan-African and global strategy. 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”.
Alawuba who joined the financial institution in 1997 and served in different capacities including CEO of UBA Ghana, the CEO of UBA, Africa and most recently, as Group Deputy Managing Director 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.