UBA Group Announces Further Board Appointments


United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, the leading pan-African financial services group, with a global presence in the United Kingdom, the United States and France, has announced the appointments of Aisha Hassan-Baba and Kenneth Orji as Non-Executive Directors on the Group’s Board.


We are delighted to welcome Aisha Hassan-Baba and Kenneth Orji to our  Board of Directorsˇ said the Group Chairman, Tony O. Elumelu. ‘Kenneth Orji brings considerable experience of the pan-African market, having served as the Chairman of our subsidiary in Ghana and a director of UBA Senegal and UBA Kenya. Aisha Hassan-Baba has a distinguished history of public service, policy-making and governance. Both appointments bring significant experience to the Board, which will be a major asset to the  Groupˇ said Elumelu.

Aisha Hassan-Baba is a leading member of Nigeriaˇs legal profession, with decades of experience in public and private practice. An alumnus of the  University of Nigeria Nsukka, and the University of London, Hassan-Baba chaired the committee that drafted the Nigerian Local Content in the Non-  oil Sector Policy between 2012 and 2016. She is a former state Attorney  General and Commissioner of Justice in Nigeria.

Kenneth Orji is a graduate of Economics from the University of Ibadan in  Nigeria and an alumnus of the London School of Economics, where he graduated with a masterˇs degree in Accounting and Finance. He brings over thirty years of financial services experience.

These appointments follow the recent executive Board appointments of  Oliver Alawuba as CEO, UBA Africa; Abdoul Aziz Dia as Executive Director for Treasury and International Banking; Chukwuma Nweke as the Executive  Director, Retail Banking and Payments; and Chiugo Ndubisi as Group Chief  Operating Officer.

Aisha Hassan–Baba’s appointment will make her the fifth female member of the Group Board, further demonstrating the Bankˇs commitment to gender diversity. UBA serves over 19 million customers across the African continent, providing retail, commercial and institutional banking services,  and implementing cutting edge products like Leo, the first-ever banking chatbot in Africa.

The new appointments are subject to the approval of the Central Bank of  Nigeria.


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