UBA Appoints Aisha Hassan-Baba And Kenneth Orji As Non-Executive Directors

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 / 02:59 PM / NSE / Header Image Credit: UBA, Xclusive Nigeria


United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, the leading pan-African financial services group, with global presence in the United Kingdom, the United States and France, has announced the appointments of Aisha Hassan-Baba and Kenneth Orji as Non-Executive Directors on the Group's Board.


'We are delighted to welcome Aisha Hassan-Baba and Kenneth Orji to our Board of Directors' said the Group Chairman, Tony O. Elumelu. 'Kenneth Orji brings considerable experience of the pan-African market, having served as the Chairman of our subsidiary in Ghana and a director of UBA Senegal and UBA Kenya. Aisha Hassan-Baba has a distinguished history of public service, policy making and governance. Both appointments bring significant experience to the Board, which will be a major asset to the Group· said Elumelu.


Aisha Hassan-Baba is a leading member of Nigeria's legal profession, with decades of experience in public and private practice. An alumnus of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, and the University of London, Hassan-Baba chaired the committee that drafted the Nigerian Local Content in the Nonoil Sector Policy between 2012 and 2016. She is a former state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice in Nigeria.


Kenneth Orji is a graduate of Economics from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and an alumnus of the London School of Economics, where he graduated with a master's degree in Accounting and Finance. He brings over thirty years of financial services experience.


These appointments follow the recent executive Board appointments of Oliver Alawuba as CEO, UBA Africa; Abdoul Aziz Dia as Executive Director for Treasury and International Banking; Chukwuma Nweke as the Executive Director, Retail Banking and Payments; and Chiugo Ndubisi as Group Chief Operating Officer.


Aisha Hassan-Baba's appointment will make her the fifth female member of the Group Board, further demonstrating the Bank's commitment to gender diversity. UBA serves over 19 million customers across the African continent, providing retail, commercial and institutional banking services, and implementing cutting edge products like Leo, the first ever banking chat bot in Africa.


The new appointments are subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.


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