Kennedy Uzoka is 2019 Business Day's Bank CEO
Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, has won the much coveted ‘BusinessDay’s Bank CEO’ of the year 2019 award. Uzoka emerged top based on his sterling achievements since he assumed the position of Group CEO at UBA three years ago.
The GMD has been successful in pulling increased financial performances and appreciation of shareholders’ investment. A techie himself, he has ensured massive investment in the digitalisation of the bank’s activities and processes, particularly the introduction of UBA’s chatbot, LEO which is the first of its kind by any financial institutions in Africa.
Uzoka has also focused on the consistent expansion of UBA’s activities and services across and beyond the African continent.
Whilst presenting this award to the GMD, the management of Business Day Newspapers said, “the visionary leadership of the bank spearheaded by Uzoka has earned UBA the digital bank of the year consistently. The launch of LEO, an artificial intelligence chatbot in January of 2018 has witnessed UBA become the leader in artificial intelligence. Leo is available on different platforms including WhatsApp, Facebook and more recently on IOS, the mobile operating system of Apple Inc.”
Uzoka, who received and acknowledged the award with a keen sense of humility and responsibility, said the bank has been focused on putting the customer first in all its activities, adding that this has been the focal point and driving force of the bank in the past three years. “Our commitment to customer service excellence is translating to strong, operational and financial efficiency,” Uzoka said.
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