UBA gets new group managing director

The Group Board of the United Ban for Africa, UBA, on Tuesday
announced the appointment of Kennedy Uzoka to succeed Phillips
Oduoza as its new Group Managing Director.
Mr. Uzoka’s appointment, which is subject to the Central Bank of
Nigeria, CBN’s approval, is to take effect from August 1, 2016, as
Mr. Oduoza’s retires on July 31 after two terms.
A statement by the bank’s head of media, UBA, Ramon Nasir, said
Mr. Uzoka has been leading the transformation of the bank for
some time, after completing the Advanced Management
Programme of Harvard Business School.
The new GMD of the bank
Prior to his sabbatical at Harvard, Mr. Uzoka, who has over two
and half decades of experience in commercial banking, strategy
and business transformation, served as Deputy Managing
Director, UBA Group.
He was also the CEO of UBA Africa, responsible for the Group’s
operations in 18 countries across Africa.
A graduate of Mechanical Engineering from University of Benin,
Mr. Uzoka is also a holder of a Masters Degree in Business
Administration from University of Lagos.
In another appointment, Victor Osadolor was named the Deputy
Managing Director, UBA Group. Mr. Osadolor brings a strong
finance and risk background, having previously served as the
Executive Director, Risk and Finance at UBA.
Holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Fellow
of the Chartered Institute of Accountants of Nigeria, Mr. Osadolor
also held the position of Chief Strategy Officer at Ecobank
Transnational Incorporation.
He also holds the Advanced Management Programme Certificate
from the Harvard Business School.
The Chairman of UBA Group, Tony Elumelu, said “Kennedy brings
an extremely strong skill set and is ideally positioned to lead UBA
in its next phase of growth.”
Mr. Elumelu said Mr. Uzoka’s most recent experience of managing
the Group’s increasingly important African business, is particularly
relevant, as the bank work to build one of the leading financial
services franchises in Africa.
“I have no doubt that both he and Victor with their expertise and
depth of business experience will ensure that the Bank is best
positioned to deliver on its strategic ambition,” Mr. Elumelu said.

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