Africa is an entire continent filled with unparalleled diversity. Our diversity varies not only from one country to another, but within each country as well: our different cultures, languages, fashion, jollof rice and various landscapes.

At UBA, we recognize that a diverse workforce is a manifestation of a versatile market that has such huge potentials for growth. In order to spread the network of growth and prosperity throughout the African market, we must acknowledge the diverse needs and harness the strengths of each culture.

With footprint in 20 African countries, UBA operates as one tribe of different cultures, bringing together the best talent from across the continent. 

The group board and subsidiary boards are represented by a brilliant blend of seasoned African professionals who are also distinguished leaders. The boards emphasizes different voices, gender and culture whilst integrating contrasting insights. It is a demonstration of our commitment to being Africa’s Global Bank.

We are focused on the gender equality agenda also and ast year, two female board members, Erelu Angela Adebayo and Angela Aneke were appointed to the group board.

At the start of this new decade, UBA’s group board announced  new appointments that align with our transformation journey because we understand that market dominance is not a given, it is earned.
The new appointees subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria, are, Abdoul-Aziz Dia; Executive Director Treasury and International Banking, Oliver Alawuba; CEO, Africa, Chukwuma Nweke: Group ED, Retail Banking and Payments and Chiugo Ndubuisi Group ED and GCOO. These new roles and appointments illustrate the criticality of our international businesses across Africa and globally.

Senegalese born Abdoul-Aziz Dia stands out as one in the group who embodies our diversity. He joined us as a non-Executive Director of the board last year will henceforth, take up the role of Executive Director Treasury and International Banking.
Mr Dia, a Senegalese citizen, who is fluent in 6 languages (French, English, Romanian, German, Wolof and Fulani) has over 25 years of banking experience garnered from several countries across the globe, including the United Kingdom, France, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Senegal, Kenya and Cote D’Ivoire. He has worked in senior management positions at international financial institutions such as the African Development Bank, Citigroup, Standard Chartered, Ecobank and UBA and has served in the capacity of Executive Director on various company Boards in Africa and in Europe. He holds a Master’s Degree in Statistics and Financial Mathematics from ENSAE in Paris, France- A fine addition to our already diverse board.

He brings a wealth of diverse experience to the group.

Being a Pan African Bank, it is our goal to remain deeply committed to the markets in which we operate and to harness the potential represented by the wider African economy. We can only do this by recognizing the many strengths and talents that abound on the continent and within the UBA group.

UBA is truly a pan African bank.

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