UBA Appoints Five New Executive Directors

UBA-logoThe United Bank for Africa Plc, has announced the appointment of five executive directors, subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

They are: Ayo Liadi, Oliver Alawuba, Ibrahim Puri, Uche Ike and Chuks Nweke.

A statement from the bank said all the appointment brought considerable experience to the board and, as a sign of the depth of internal talent and the group’s commitment to fostering promotion of its own human capital, they were all promoted from within the bank.

Ayo Liadi has over 20 years’ banking experience, having worked in Tier 1 banks in Nigeria and in West Africa, before joining UBA in January 2014 as the Director for Lagos and West Bank, overseeing over 200 branches of UBA.

Oliver Alawuba, currently the CEO Africa, Anglophone, joined the UBA Group in 1997. A member of the Association of Bank Directors in Nigeria and also a Catholic Knight, Oliver had previously supervised the bank’s public sector and personal banking businesses.

Ibrahim Puri, currently Directorate Head of the North Bank is a graduate of Banking and Finance. He joined the UBA Group in 2006 and has contributed immensely to the growth of the bank in both the private and public sectors. Ibrahim has over 25 years of banking experience.

Uche Ike, the Group Chief Risk Officer, is a Chartered Accountant with an MBA from the University of Benin. He has been with the group since 2006 and has served in a number of prominent roles, first as Group Head of Operations in South and South East Banks and then for a period of five years as general manager at the bank’s New York branch.

Chuks Nweke, currently the Head of Operations and Information Technology, is an accounting graduate of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (best graduating student) and holds an MBA from the same university.


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