The United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) has announced the appointment of Mr. Oliver Alawuba as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UBA Africa, overseeing the bank’s 20 African country operations, excluding Nigeria. Alawuba succeeds Mr. Victor Osadolor who retires from the Group Board after nine years of service working at UBA.
UBA Africa serves over 19 million customers across the African continent, providing retail, commercial and institutional banking services, leading financial inclusion and implementing cutting edge products, including the first ever banking chat bot in Africa, LEO.
A statement from the bank on Monday January 6, 2020, explained that Alawuba has close to three decades of banking industry experience. He was once the CEO of UBA Ghana and rose to become Regional CEO, UBA Africa before returning to Nigeria to run UBA’s East Bank. Under his leadership, UBA’s Nigerian East Bank division became the fastest growing regional bank in the group.
In addition, the Board further appointed Senegalese national, Mr. Abdoul-Aziz Dia, as Executive Director for Treasury and International Banking. This is, however, subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Dia becomes the first non-Nigerian Group Executive Director of the bank, bringing a wealth of multi-geographical experience to the Group.