Ghanaian-born Mrs. Abiola Bawuah has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of United Bank for Africa, (UBA) Plc’s Africa division. Bawuah would be in charge of managing the bank’s operations across Africa outside from Nigeria.
She is the first female CEO of the UBA Africa and her appointment demonstrates the bank’s commitment to diversity.
A report by Nairametrics says Bawuah’s appointment brings the number of female directors across the UBA Group to eight.
UBA also announced other key executive appointments across the group.The appointments include: Regional CEO of UBA West Africa, Chris Ofikulu; Deputy Managing Director of UBA Ghana, Uzoechina Molokwu; Managing Director/CEO UBA Liberia, Ayokunle Olajubu; CEO of UBA UK, Theresa Henshaw; Deputy CEO in UBA America, Usman Isiaka; and Group Treasurer, Adeyemi Adeleke, all appointments subject to their various local regulatory approvals.
Speaking on Bawuah’s appointment, the Group’s Board Chairman, Mr Tony Elumelu, 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 stakeholder engagement. It also gives me great pleasure that with her appointment, the UBA Group Board has now become a majority female board.”