Monday, November 21, 2011
Group Managing Director of Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) Plc, Mrs. Funke Osibodu, has been named by a global jury of experts constituted by Financial Times of London as one of the world’s 50 leading businesswomen.
Osibodu was chosen in recognition of her impeccable turnaround at Union Bank, where the jury noted she was” responsible for strengthening the management of the bank, improving discipline and ensuring transparency.”
The Union Bank boss is the only African woman and Nigerian that made the top 50 businesswomen list. The jury applauded Osibodu’s roles in the Nigerian economy, pointing out that she “is a high-profile figure in Nigeria’s business community.”
The selection particularly underscored the contribution of Osibodu to the stability of Nigerian financial services sector and economic growth, pointing out the importance of Union Bank as one of “Nigeria’s biggest banks.”