On January 6th 2020, the bank announced the new appointment of members of the group board and operations across Africa. Oliver Alawuba was appointed UBA Africa CEO, overseeing operations in all countries except Nigeria. He succeeds Victor Osadolor who retired from the group board after 9 years of service.

Previously the CEO of UBA Ghana and Regional CEO UBA Africa respectively, Alawuba has close to three decades of banking industry experience. Under his leadership, UBA’s Nigerian East Bank division became the fastest growing regional bank in the Group.

The Board also appointed Senegalese national, Abdoul-Aziz Dia as Executive Director for Treasury and International Banking, subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Aziz becomes the first non-Nigerian Group Executive Director of the Bank, bringing a wealth of multi geographical experience to the Group.  Mr Dia will be responsible for UBA’s global network of operations in New York, London and Paris, together with Group Treasury.