Kennedy Uzoka, the Group Managing Director/CEO United Bank for Africa (UBA), has bagged an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
Uzoka got the award during the institute’s 2018 investiture held in Lagos recently.
The UBA MD received the award alongside other 109 bankers and financial sector executives.
About Kennedy Uzoka
Uzoka has had a lengthy career at the bank, which over the course of two decades has seen him at the helm of a number of critical departments. Prior to his appointment as GMD/CEO, Uzoka was the Deputy Managing Director and CEO of UBA Africa.
A keen adaptor of technology and modernity, Uzoka has supervised two strategic support functions in the bank: Information Technology and E-Banking. Most recently, Uzoka has spearheaded the Customer Focused revolution in the bank which has created a fully digital, 24/7 user-friendly experience that aims to anticipate and fulfil our customer’s expectations.
Uzoka’s career commenced at Standard Trust Bank where prior to the merger he served as Regional Director South East and Chief Marketing Officer of the bank. His extensive experience within UBA has given him a birds’ eye view of the organisation’s capabilities and he is committed to enhancing performance, delivery and processes to ensure that customers, large and small, investors and shareholders see UBA as their preferred financial institution. Prior to his role as CEO, UBA Africa he was Head of Strategy and Business Transformation, Head of Resources and supervised the bank’s businesses in New York and London.
Other bank chiefs that received the Honorary Fellow award were Ecobank Nigeria Managing Director, Patrick Akinwuntan, Unity Bank Managing Director, Tomi Somefun, Group Managing Director, GTBank, Segun Agbaje, FirstBank CEO Adesola Adeduntan, among others.
The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria is the umbrella professional body for bankers in Nigeria. The CIBN was incorporated in 1976 as the Nigerian Institute of Bankers. It was chartered in 1990, and is now covered by the CIBN Act 5 of 2007.