Abiola Bawuah is the new CEO of UBA Africa

The board of UBA Group has appointed Abiola Bawuah as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UBA Africa effective Thursday, January 26, 2023.
This makes her the first female CEO of UBA Africa.
Before her appointment, she was the Regional CEO for West Africa (RCEO), overseeing operations in nine subsidiaries including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.
Prior to her appointment as RCEO, Abiola served as MD/CEO for UBA Ghana. Abiola is the first Ghanaian to have been appointed as MD/CEO of UBA Ghana and also the first women to have held that position.
In a press statement, the Group Managing Director of UBA Plc, Oliver Alawuba, said “Abiola has significantly contributed to the growth of UBA Africa and brings a wealth of experience in commercial banking, stakeholder engagement, people management and a culture of performance. I have no doubt that she will take UBA Africa to new heights of growth and performance.”
“At UBA, we take pride in our corporate governance and our ability to nurture and develop our talent at every level and in every geography. These strengths have become critical pillars underpinning our business success and prowess across Africa and in the international financial marketplaces where we operate,” he added.
Mr Alawuba explained that the leadership of UBA Africa is critical to the bank’s success, and this can be seen in the meritocratic approach the Group took in selecting the ideal candidate through a painstaking and transparent selection process undertaken by the group board.
He reiterated the bank’s promise to diversity, adding that “Abiola, being a Ghanaian national, further confirms our commitment to diversity.”
By her appointment, the Group Board is made up of a female majority. The Board now consists of three female executive directors and eight female directors in total.