CEO Today - Africa Awards 2022

ABOUT KENNEDY WACHIURI Appointed Executive Director in 2010 and GMD/CEO in 2016 Kennedy Uzoka holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Benin and an MBA from the University of Lagos. Mr. Uzoka has over two decades of experience covering Core Banking, Corporate Marketing Communications, Strategy, and Business Advisory Services. Kennedy is currently Group Managing Director/CEO and he is responsible for leading the development and execution of UBA Group’s long-term strategy. Prior to his current role, he was Group Deputy Managing Director and CEO, UBA Africa managing the Group’s country subsidiaries across 18 countries in Africa, as well as supervising three key strategic support areas in Digital Banking, Information Technology, and Personal Banking. As Deputy Managing Director, he was the Executive in charge of the Group’s businesses in New York and London. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School (AMP) in Boston USA, the International Institute of Management Development (IMS) in Lausanne, Switzerland and the London Business School, United Kingdom. FIRMPROFILE For more than seven decades, we have been providing superior financial services to small businesses, corporations, governments, institutions and individuals globally. United Bank for Africa (UBA) is Africa’s Global bank with a rich history spanning over seven decades. The bank which is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, is one of the most recognised financial institutions to originate from Sub-Saharan Africa with thriving operations in 20 African countries – Republique du Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Congo Brazzaville, Congo DRC, Cote d’lvoire, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Tchad, Uganda and Zambia. UBA also operates in the United Kingdom and France and we are the only sub Saharan African bank with a deposit taking license in the USA. We are expanding into the Middle East in 2022 with a banking license to operate in the United Arab Emirates. We have proven expertise and capacity UBA provides corporate, commercial, SME, consumer and personal (retail) banking services to more than 27 million customers, served through diverse channels: over 1,000 business offices and customer touch points with 2,669 ATMs, 87,223 PoS, and robust online banking services. Additionally, UBA offers pension custody and related services. The bank has proven expertise and capacity in key sectors of economies across Africa, especially in Oil and Gas, Infrastructure Finance, Agric, and Commodity/Export, and this positions us as a preferred partner for structured solutions to key governments and corporates operating in/into Africa. CEO Kennedy Wachiuri UBA United Bank for Africa - 46 - CEO Today Af r i ca Award s 2022 - NIGERIA -

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