Oliver Alawuba has been chosen as the new Chief Executive Officer of UBA Africa, monitoring the bank’s operations across 20 African countries from Nigeria.
He takes over from Victor Osadolor, who is set to retire from the Group Board following nine years of service at UBA.
Currently, UBA Africa serves over 19 million customers across the African continent, providing retail, commercial and institutional banking services, apart from developing cutting edge products including LEO, the first ever banking chat bot in Africa.
Boasting nearly 30 years of experience in the banking domain, Alawuba was previously the CEO of UBA Ghana and then went on to become Regional CEO, UBA Africa prior to returning to Nigeria to head UBA’s East Bank.
With Alawuba at its helm, UBA’s Nigerian East Bank division emerged as the swiftest expanding regional bank in the Group.
The bank recently revamped its human resources by cutting down on its grade structure from 16 to 12 levels, while hiring 3,000 new recruits and elevating over 5,000 workers to higher positions.
And, with nearly 20,000 personnel across the group, UBA holds the enviable distinction of being the biggest employer in the Nigerian banking sphere.