UBA announces appointments of six new CEOs

United Bank for Africa Plc, the leading pan-African financial services institution, has announced the appointments of Rokia Hacko, Chioma Mang, Chinedu Obeta, Bode Aregbesola, Kingsley Ulinfun, and Usman Isiaka as chief executive officers of six of its 20 subsidiaries across Africa, subject to regulatory approvals.

The new CEOs will drive UBA’s strategy and activities in Mali, Uganda, Zambia, Senegal, Tanzania, and Sierra Leone, respectively.

In addition, Ogechi Altraide has become the new Head, Retail Banking; Amadao Konate, Head, Treasury & International Payments for UBA America.

These international appointments complement the prior appointments of Sola Yomi-Ajayi as the CEO of UBA America, and Patrick Gutmann as the CEO of UBA UK.

“UBA provides a full suite of corporate banking products and services to businesses, multilateral institutions, and governments transacting from and with Africa,” a statement by the bank said.

Earlier this month, UBA announced the appointment of Ayoku Liadi and Oliver Alawuba respectively, as deputy managing directors in charge of the bank’s Nigeria and Africa businesses, attesting to the importance of UBA’s African business and its strategic positioning as “Africa’s Global Bank.”

UBA Group Chairman, Tony Elumelu, said, “The appointments further reflect the strong growth of the Group’s pan-African businesses, currently responsible for over 40 per cent of total Group revenue and the increasing importance of our international businesses in London, Paris and New York, offering superior treasury, trading and corporate banking solutions to clients globally.

“We are committed to catalysing growth on the African continent and the new CEOs are taking up roles at a very exciting period, as the Group executes its innovative digital play across the African continent.’’

Also announced were the appointment of Haoua Cisse as the Executive Director, Wholesale, UBA Mali, and Julien Kouassi as Executive Director of Wholesale, UBA Côte D’Ivoire.

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