United Bank for Africa Plc has appointed Ayoku Liadi and Oliver Alawuba as Deputy Managing Directors in charge of UBA Nigeria and Africa businesses.
They are to report to the Group Chief Executive Officer, Kennedy Uzoka.
Speaking on the appointments, the Group Chairman, Tony Elumelu, said, “In 2005, we set out our pan-African vision. Fifteen years later, we are present in 20 African countries, serving over 20 million clients, leveraging our service culture and technology platform, to provide an integrated and seamless customer offering across the continent.
“In Africa, we lead in innovation and service, whilst our international business, operating from New York, Paris and London, provides global and African clients access to treasury, trade finance and corporate banking products, uniquely tailored to the African opportunity.
“These senior appointments represent our commitment to optimise our management structure to best serve our clients and drive our business success.”
Alawuba had worked with the UBA Group for almost 20 years and was appointed in January 2020, CEO for the Group’s Africa operations.
Oliver’s knowledge of UBA’s business in Africa is unrivalled. He previously held the role as CEO of UBA in Ghana and more recently, as Regional CEO for UBA in Anglophone Africa.
Liadi joined the UBA Group in 2014 and was appointed the Executive Director of Lagos and West bank in Nigeria; two years later, Ayo has gained reputation for his innovation in driving business development.
UBA Group Board, however, retired Dan Okeke, who has been with the group for 22 years, effective August 1.
Dan served on the board as an Executive Director for three terms of nine years.