The current Managing Director (MD) of UBA Ghana, has been appointed as the Regional Chief Executive Officer (RCEO) of UBA West Africa.
He takes over from Abiola Bawuah, who has been appointed as CEO of UBA Africa.
Chris Ofikulu will serve in both positions as MD and CEO for UBA Ghana as well as RCEO of UBA West Africa.
Prior to his appointment, Chris was the UBA Group’s Directorate Head, Apapa 1 (Corporate). He was responsible for articulating & deploying Business Development Strategies and Critical Resources towards delivering optimal values for the Bank.
He is a Senior Executive of the Bank with over 30 years’ Banking experience of which over 28 years has been in Business Development.
Before joining UBA Group, Chris worked in one of the Top Commercial Banks in Nigeria where he served in various capacities including Directorate Head in charge of the South Businesses and Directorate Head in charge of Lagos and West Businesses. Chris was also the pioneer Managing Director of Diamond Pension Fund Custodian Limited.
Chris holds a B.Sc. (First Class) Degree in Industrial Mathematics from the University of Benin, Benin-City and an MBA from the University of Lagos.
He also attended the following prestigious Business Schools: The Wharton Business School, Philadelphia where he did Advanced Management programme; IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona and Lagos Business School, Pan-African University.
He equally attended Leadership and Corporate Governance Training in the Henley Business School, University of Reading, U.K. and Advanced Company Direction Programme, Institute of Directors, London.