Abiola Bawuah, a Ghanaian national has been appointed as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the United Bank for Africa Plc.
Bawuah is the first female CEO of UBA Africa.
In a statement issued by the bank via a statement on Monday said Bawuah would also join the group board as an executive director, overseeing its operations across the African continent.
According to UBA, Bawuah’s appointment further demonstrates the bank’s commitment to diversity as the group board now includes eight female directors.
She was also the regional CEO, West Africa, supervising the group’s operations in nine subsidiaries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.
Speaking on the new appointment, Tony Elumelu, group board chairman said Bawuah has made significant contributions to the company’s growth.
“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,” the entrepreneur said.