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UBA’s GMD Named Chairman, CIBN Body of Banks’ CEOs



The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, United Bank for Africa Plc, Oliver Alawuba, has been named as the Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria Body of Banks’ CEOs.

The bankers’ body announced the appointment of the GMD/CEO of UBA Plc on its website on July 8, 2024.

A statement by UBA on Monday said the prestigious appointment underscores Alawuba’s extensive experience and visionary leadership in the banking sector, as well as his unwavering commitment towards advancing the financial industry in Nigeria and across Africa.

In his role as Chairman, Alawuba will be at the forefront of fostering collaboration and driving strategic initiatives among the top executives of banks in Nigeria.

Like he has achieved as the GMD of Africa’s Global Bank, UBA, his leadership is expected to bring innovative solutions and strengthen the collective efforts of the banking community while addressing the dynamic challenges and opportunities within the financial sector.

The CIBN also announced the appointment of Miriam Olusanya, the CEO of GTBank, as the Vice Chairman of the Body of Banks’ CEOs.

Olusanya’s appointment, alongside Alawuba signifies a strong and unified leadership team poised to enhance the banking landscape in Nigeria.

UBA extended its heartfelt congratulations to Alawuba and Olusanya on their appointment and the Bank is confident that their combined expertise and visionary leadership will usher in a new era of progress and innovation for the banking industry in Nigeria, and that under their guidance, the Body of Banks’ CEOs will continue to play a pivotal role in shaping policies and strategies that will drive sustainable economic growth and enhance the overall stability of the financial system in Nigeria.

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