Leadership

The Group is led by a Board comprising a Chairman, independent Non-Executive Directors and Executive Directors.

Leadership

Our management team is made up of experienced industry-recognised professionals, with diverse (but complementary) skills in various backgrounds, as well as a depth of experience (garnered from national and international institutions). These executives put their knowledge, experience, and leadership to work, helping us develop and deliver solutions to meet the needs of our customers.

Tony O. Elumelu, C.O.N
Chairman
Amb Joseph C. Keshi O.O.N
Vice Chairman
Kennedy Uzoka
Group Managing Director/CEO
Oliver Alawuba
Deputy Managing Director (Africa)
Liadi Ayoku
Deputy Managing Director (Nigeria)
Mr. Chiugo Ndubisi
Executive Director, Treasury & International Banking
Chukwuma Nweke
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GROUP CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Uche Ike
Executive Director, Risk Management, Governance and Compliance
Ibrahim Puri
Executive Director, North 1 Bank, Nigeria
Isaac Olukayode Fasola
Non-Executive Director
Owanari Duke
Non-Executive Director
Samuel Oni, FCA
Non-Executive Director
Erelu Angela Adebayo
Non-Executive Director
Alhaji Abdulqadir Jeli Bello
Non-Executive Director​
Angela Aneke
Non-Executive Director
Kennedy Uzoka
Group Managing Director/CEO
Oliver Alawuba
Deputy Managing Director (Africa)
Bili Odum
Group Company Secretary
Liadi Ayoku
Deputy Managing Director (Nigeria)
Amie Ndiaye Sow
Regional CEO, West Africa 2
Martin Che
Regional CEO, CEMAC Africa
Abiola Bawuah
Regional CEO, West Africa 1
Adesola Yomi-Ajayi
Group Head, GFI, EMDOs & GIS
Patrick Gutmann
CEO, UBA UK
Dominique Mahend
CEO, UBA Cameroon
Noellie Tiendrebeogo
CEO, UBA Burkina Faso
Noubasra Natolban
CEO, UBA Chad
Vincent Ngimbock
CEO, UBA Congo Brazzaville
Patrick Kabisi
CEO, UBA Congo DRC
Gbenga Makinde
CEO, UBA Benin
Sarata Kone
CEO, UBA Cote d'ivoire
Chioma Mang
MD/CEO, UBA Uganda
Tony Odeigah
CEO, UBA Guinea
Eric Saah
CEO, UBA Senegal
Adeyemi Adeleke
CEO, UBA Kenya
Nkechi Arizor
CEO, UBA Liberia
Rotimi Morohunfola
CEO, UBA Mozambique
Chinedu Obeta
MD/CEO, UBA Zambia
Usman Isiaka
MD/CEO, UBA Sierra Leone
Johnson Agoreyo
CEO, Uganda
Emeka Dimanochie
CEO, Zambia
Alhassane Sissoko
CEO, UBA Mali
René-Laurent Alciator
HEAD, UBA REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE & GLOBAL ACCOUNT MANAGER
Mr. Chiugo Ndubisi
Executive Director, Treasury & International Banking
Chukwuma Nweke
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GROUP CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Uche Ike
Executive Director, Risk Management, Governance and Compliance
Ibrahim Puri
Executive Director, North 1 Bank, Nigeria
Muyiwa Akinyemi
General Manager, Corporate Bank
Ebele Ogbue
General Manager, Energy Bank
Michelle Nwoga
Group Head, Marketing & Customer Experience
Bola Atta
Group Head, Corporate Communications
Mudasiru Sanusi
Group Head, Group Internal Control
Patricia Aderibigbe
Group Head, Human Resources
Franklyn Bennie
Group Chief Compliance Officer
Gboyega Sadiq
Group Chief Internal Auditor
Emem Usoro
Head, Abuja Bank
Emmanuel Onokpasa
Group Treasurer
Ugo A. Nwaghodoh
Group Chief Finance Officer

We have a diverse but complementary team

Our executives bring their knowledge, experience, and leadership to bear on the development and delivery of solutions to meet the needs of our customers.

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Our People

Our people remain our most valuable assets. They are our competitive edge in a highly dynamic and competitive business environment. We have invested in the best performance management systems to ensure our people always have the cutting-edge skills to excel in what they do.

We also have financial and non-financial incentive schemes in place, including a staff recognition scheme to reward our high-performing staff.

Our staff is multicultural, multilingual, and highly diverse in outlook, reflecting the richness and diversity of the 22 countries we operate in. Our people strategy is hinged on always seeking to employ the best people, and creating a conducive environment for them to excel in their work. We also provide competitive remuneration and reward systems to retain our best talents.

UBA employees are fondly called “Lions and Lionesses,” reflecting the confidence with which they deliver financial solutions to our customers.