Angela Adebayo, 3 others appointed UBA board members

Angela Adebayo

Wife of a former Governor of Ekiti State, Angela Adebayo, and three others have been appointed into the Board of Directors of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The other appointees are Angela Aneke, Abdulqadir Bello and Isaac Fasola.

A statement from the bank made available to on Friday said the appointments follow the retirement of Rose Okwechime, Adekunle Olumide, Ja’afaru Paki and Yahaya Zekeri with effect from August 30, 2018.

“I am pleased to welcome Erelu Adebayo, Angela Aneke, Abdulqadir Bello and Kayode Fasola to the Group Board” said UBA Chairman, Tony Elumelu.  “These men and women bring a wealth of experience in their fields and will be tremendous assets, as we deliver on our mission to become the leading Pan-African financial institution in all our countries of operation.”

“I am particularly pleased that two of the newly appointed non-executive directors are women, bringing the total number of women to four, a further demonstration of our commitment to ensuring equality for both men and women.”

Mr. Elumelu thanked the retiring directors for their contribution, hard work and commitment to UBA, “I would like to express my appreciation to our retiring Directors for their leadership and dedication to UBA and for their contribution to an already impressive 2018. I wish them the very best in their future endeavours”.

This announcement comes on the heels of the bank’s strong H1 2018 performance with a PBT of $58.1billion.

With the successful expansion of its retail operations, UBA now operates in 20 countries in Africa, following its recent acquisition of a licence in Mali and the United Kingdom.

The bank also has offices in New York City and in Paris.