The Group is led by a Board comprising a Chairman, independent Non-Executive Directors and Executive Directors.


The management team of the group is made up of a crop of seasoned and industry-recognized professionals, with diverse (but complementary) skills in various backgrounds, as well as depth of experience (garnered from national and international institutions). Over the years, these executives have brought their knowledge, experience and leadership to bear on the development and delivery of solutions (through products and services) to meet the needs of our customers and, in the process, contributing to sustaining the performance of the group till date.

Tony O. Elumelu, C.O.N
Kennedy Uzoka
Group Managing Director/CEO
Amb Joseph C. Keshi
Vice Chairman
Victor Osadolor
Deputy Group Managing Director
Erelu Angela Adebayo
Non-Executive Director
Emeke E. Iweriebor
Executive Director, East and Southern Africa
Isaac Olukayode Fasola
Non-Executive Director
Dan Okeke
Executive Director, Abuja and North Central Bank, Nigeria
Foluke K. Abdul-Razaq
Non-Executive Director
Kolawole B. Jamodu (OFR)
Non-Executive Director
Angela Aneke
Non-Executive Director
Alhaji Abdulqadir Jeli Bello
Non-Executive Director​
Oliver Alawuba
Executive Director, East Bank, Nigeria
Owanari Duke
Non-Executive Director
Samuel Oni, FCA
Non-Executive Director
Ibrahim Puri
Executive Director, North Bank, Nigeria
Liadi Ayoku
Executive Director, Lagos and West Bank, Nigeria
Uche Ike
Executive Director, Risk Management, Governance and Compliance
Chukwuma Nweke
Executive Director, Group Chief Operation Officer
Kennedy Uzoka
Group Managing Director/CEO
Dan Okeke
Executive Director
Emeke E. Iweriebor
Executive Director
Bili Odum
Group Company Secretary
Ugo A. Nwaghodoh
Group Chief Finance Officer
René-Laurent Alciator
Patrick Gutmann
Dupe Olusola
Group Head, Marketing
Bola Atta
Group Head, Corporate Communications
Martin Che
Regional CEO, CEMAC Africa
Kubi Momoh
Group Head, Risk Management
Mudasiru Sanusi
Group Head, Group Internal Control
Amie Ndiaye Sow
Regional CEO, West Africa 2
Dupe Olorunjo
Divisional Head, Corporate Bank
Abubakar Bello
Head, Strategic Business Group 4, Northern Nigeria.
Patricia Aderibigbe
Group Head, Human Resources
Abiola Bawuah
Regional CEO, West Africa 1
Ebele Ogbue
General Manager, Energy Bank
Samuel Adikamkwu
Group General Counsel
Adesola Yomi-Ajayi
Group Head, Global Financial Institutions
Franklyn Bennie
Group Chief Compliance Officer
Gboyega Sadiq
Group Chief Internal Auditor
Emem Usoro
Head, Strategic Business Group, Lagos
Emmanuel Onokpasa
Group Treasurer
Muyiwa Akinyemi
General Manager, Corporate Bank
Rao Anant
Group Head, Consumer and Digital Banking

We have a diverse but complementary team

Over the years, these executives have brought their knowledge, experience and leadership to bear on the development and delivery of solutions (through products and services) to meet the needs of our customers.


Our People

At UBA, we realise that our people remain our most valuable assets. Our people are our competitive edge in a highly dynamic and competitive banking environment. We have invested in the best performance management systems to ensure our people always have the cutting-edge skills to excel in what they do.
We also have in place financial and non-financial incentive schemes, including a staff recognition scheme to reward our high-performance staff members for excelling in their duties.

Our staff is multicultural, multilingual, and highly diverse in outlook, reflecting the richness and diversity of the 22 countries we operate in. Our people strategy is hinged on always seeking to employ the best people, and creating a conducive environment for them to excel in their work and to delight customers, while providing competitive remuneration and reward systems to retain our best hands.
UBA employees are fondly referred to as the ‘UBA Lions and Lionesses’, reflecting the confidence with which they deliver financial solutions to the bank’s customers.