By Omoh Gabriel
United Bank for Africa,UBA, Plc, yesterday, announced a major restructuring that will enable it actualise its corporate vision of a true Pan-African bank.
The bank said it had launched Project Alpha, the group’s next stage, which focus is strategic transformation.
To drive the dream, the bank has made some very senior appointments into its management team.
A statement from the Bank said: “A series of senior executive hires underlines the Group’s commitment to Project Alpha.
“Mr. Apollos Ikpobe has been appointed as Deputy Managing Director, Domestic Bank and Ms. Obi Ibekwe as Executive Director, Human Resources and Customer Service.
“Both appointments have been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
“Other key appointments also announced include Mr. Rasheed Adegoke, General Manager in charge of Group Information Technology.”
Other senior level appointments in bank include Mrs. Amie Sow, Managing Director, UBA Senegal; Mr. Demola Ogunfeyimi, Managing Director, UBA Tanzania; Mr. Mamadou Sanon, Managing Director, UBA Gabon; and Mr. Martin Che, Managing Director, UBA Congo Brazzaville.
Others are Mr. Marcel Bitang, Managing Director, UBA DRC; Mr. Stanley Ugwueze, Managing Director, UBA Zambia; Mrs. Abiola Bawuah, Deputy Managing Director, UBA Ghana; Mr. Benedict Nklama, Executive Director, UBA Kenya; Mr. Wilbrod Owor, Executive Director, UBA Uganda and Mr. Chinedu Obeta, Executive Director, UBA Sierra Leone.
“UBA is able to recruit the cream of African banking talent and we are proud to be able to provide a dynamic platform for these Africans to contribute to our continent’s transformation,” Mr. Phillips Oduoza, said UBA’s GMD/CEO.