UBA Gets New MD

United Bank for Africa Ghana (UBA) Limited has confirmed the appointment of Oliver Alawuba as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/ Managing Director. He replaces Gabriel Edgal, who has been designated CEO of UBA West Africa. He thus becomes the fourth person to head the bank�s Ghana subsidiary since it started operations in 2004. Obeahon Ohiweri, Nnamdi Okoronko and Gabriel Edgal are the past Managing Directors/CEOs of UBA Ghana. According to the board of the bank, led by Kwame Pianim, Mr. Alawuba boasts of enormous experience in the banking industry that will be able to catapult UBA Ghana to greater heights. He has over 20 years experience in investment banking, retail and commercial banking, corporate finance as well as project management. He has also worked with some major African banks in various managerial capacities, serving as Regional Director, South Central Region of Standard Trust Bank Limited, now United Bank for Africa Nigeria Plc and Executive Director of Finbank Nigeria Plc for South South and South East Regions covering over 11 States in Nigeria. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Alawuba was the MD/CEO Designate of UBA Cote D�Ivoire. He holds a Masters degree in Banking and Finance from the Ogun State University, Ago Iwoye, Nigeria as well as an MSC in Food Technology from the University of Ibadan. He is an alumnus of London Business School and Insead Business School respectively and has undertaken SEP and AMP programmes.