UBA GMD Oliver Alawuba appointed chairman CIBN Body of Banks’ CEOs

Oliver Alawuba UBA Plc GMD/CEO

Group managing director/chief executive officer of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc Oliver Alawuba has been appointed as chairman of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) Body of Banks’ CEOs.

The CIBN announced this appointment on its website on Monday.

Mr Alawuba’s appointment underscores his “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,” a statement from UBA made available to QEDNG said.

In his role as chairman, the UBA CEO 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 UBA, Alawuba’s 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 statement added.

The CIBN also announced the appointment of Miriam Olusanya CEO of GTBank, as vice chairman of the Body of Banks’ CEOs. Her appointment, alongside Alawuba’s, signifies a strong and unified leadership team poised to enhance the banking landscape in Nigeria.

“UBA extends 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,” UBA concluded in its statement.