UBA Plc Appoints Six New African Country CEOs, Intl, Senior Group Roles

The board of the United Bank for Africa Plc, on Monday, appointed new chief executive officers for six of its 20 subsidiaries across Africa, subject to regulatory approvals.

The new CEOs: Rokia Hacko, Chioma Mang, Chinedu Obeta, Bode Aregbesola, Kingsley Ulinfun and Usman Isiaka, are to drive the group’s strategy and activities in Mali, Uganda, Zambia, Senegal, Tanzania and Sierra Leone respectively.

These are in addition to the appointment o Ogechi Altraide, who resumes as new Head, Retail Banking; as well as Amadao Konate, Head, Treasury & International Payments for UBA America.

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

Earlier this month, the group announced the appointment of Ayoku Liadi and Oliver Alawuba, as Deputy Managing Directors in charge of the Group’s Nigeria and Africa businesses respectively, attesting to the importance of what it call it called its 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% 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,” he added.

Also appointed are three new country Executive Directors – Haoua Cisse (Wholesale, UBA Mali), and Julien Kouassi (Wholesale, UBA Côte D’Ivoire).