Management of Pan African financial services group; United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) 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. This is however subject to regulatory approvals.
In a statement, the Bank said “The new CEOs will drive the Group’s strategy and activities in Mali, Uganda, Zambia, Senegal, Tanzania and Sierra Leone respectively.”
In addition, Ogechi Altraide has been named the group’s new head of Retail Banking; while Amadao Konate has been appointed Head of Treasury and International Payments for UBA America. These international appointments compliment the prior appointments of Sola Yomi-Ajayi and Patrick Gutmann as Chief Executive Officers of UBA America and UBA UK respectively.
Earlier this month, UBA had announced the appointment of Ayoku Liadi and Oliver Alawuba respectively, as Deputy Managing Directors in charge of the Group’s Nigeria and Africa businesses.
While commenting on the new appointments, 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’’.
The UBA Group also announced the appointment of three new country Executive Directors – Haoua Cisse as the Executive Director, Wholesale, UBA Mali and Julien Kouassi as Executive Director Wholesale, UBA Côte D’Ivoire.