UBA Appoints Abiola Bawuah As First Female CEO

UBA Appoints Abiola Bawuah As First Female CEO

Abiola Bawuah has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc.

Bawuah, a Ghanaian national, is UBA Africa‘s first female CEO.

Via a statement issued by the bank on Monday, Bawuah will also join the group board as an executive director, overseeing its operations across the African continent.

According to UBA, Bawuah’s appointment demonstrates the bank’s commitment to diversity, as the group board now includes eight female directors.

Prior to her appointment, Bawuah was the CEO of UBA Ghana.

She was also the West Africa regional CEO, in charge of the group’s operations in nine subsidiaries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.

Tony Elumelu, group board chairman, commented on the new appointment, saying 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.

“It also gives me great pleasure that with her appointment, the UBA group board has now become a majority female board.”