The United Bank for Africa Plc has emerged the Bank of the year 2019 while its Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, also emerged CEO of the year at the Business Hallmark Newspaper Awards, held in Lagos last weekend.
Uzoka beat other CEOs to the prize owing to his sterling achievement since he assumed the leadership role of the bank three years ago as UBA won based on its exceptional performance in key financial indicators in 2019.
Uzoka also recently emerged CEO of the year at the Business Day Banking Awards (BAFI).
Receiving the awards on behalf of the bank, UBA’s Executive Director, Mr. Ayoku Liadi, who represented the GMD, thanked the organisers for the recognition, noting that he was proud to work at one of the best institutions in Africa.
“We are creating superior value for all our customers, because we believe they are key to our everyday operations and this commitment, without a doubt has been yielding dividends,” Liadi said.
The Organiser of the awards and the CEO of Business Hallmark, Emeka Obasi, the award given to UBA, is no doubt a well-deserved one, as is evidenced in the banks numerous innovations including the launch of Leo the Chat Banker, in January of 2018.
“Uzoka also did well by focusing on consistent expansion of UBA’s activities and services across and beyond the African continent”, all this is worthy of recognition.” Obasi concluded.