United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Limited, a subsidiary of UBA Plc, which has footprints in 20 African countries and in New York, Paris and London, has announced the appointment of a renowned and experienced banker Mr. Isong A. Udom as UBA Ghana’s new Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.
His appointment takes effect from January 1, 2019 after a successful approval by Bank of Ghana (BoG).
Isong Udom replaces Mrs. Abiola Bawuah, who has been elevated to take up a new role as the Regional Chief Executive Officer, UBA West Africa 1 to help drive the Group’s vision “to be the undisputed leading and dominant financial services institution in Africa”
Commenting on the appointment, Mrs. Bawuah said “We are indeed privileged to have Isong take full role for the leadership and growth of UBA Ghana. He comes with a lot of experience and knowledge of the industry. “Isong has a deserved, enviable experience and track record in banking with key strengths in Corporate and Commercial Banking, spanning about three (3) decades across various countries in West and Central Africa. We have a tremendous opportunity to grow the business further and to exceed the expectations of our customers. We will support him and complement his strong leadership and ambitious drive to change the face of banking in Ghana. We are thrilled to have Isong on board”, Mrs Bawuah added.
After graduating as the best student in his faculty, with a BSc. (Hons) in Management Studies (Banking and Finance) from the University of Calabar, Isong Udom attended a vast series of training at the renowned Harvard Business School, Boston, USA, Euromoney at Surrey, UK and CIBS, Istanbul, Turkey. Before his appointment as MD/CEO of Ghana, he served as Deputy Managing Director of UBA, Cameroon from 2011, where his hard work and dedication to excellence earned him the position of MD/CEO of UBA, Cameroon in 2014. Prior to this, he had worked in many capacities within United Bank for Africa Plc. where he had a brief stint as MD/CEO of UBA Guinea as well as being the Relationship Director Corporate Bank, Regional Director Mainland Bank, Divisional Head of Export & Agric Lagos and many more.
United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Limited (herein referred to as UBA Ghana) is a subsidiary of UBA Plc, which has footprints in 20 African countries and also in New York, Paris and London. The presence of UBA in the banking industry in Ghana over the last decade has galvanized banking onto a higher performance level, where competition and innovation in responding to the needs of the customer have become the driving force of the industry. UBA’s world class customer driven innovations have earned the confidence of the Ghanaian public as it continues to provide banking services to a wide variety of customers.
Through the UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the bank, UBA has committed to the socio-economic betterment of the communities in which the Bank operates, focusing on development in the areas of Environment, Education, Economic Empowerment and Special Projects.