The United bank of Africa is not leaving anything undone to make their present felt in the banking industry. That's why at the luxurious dinner held to give the outgoing MD, Philips Oduoza and formerly welcome the new MD, Kenndy Uzoka.
The event, which was held at the Eko Hotel Banquet Hall in Lagos, Nigeria was attended by “A’ list top influencers in Nigeria and Africa which included the Chairman United Bank for Africa, Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu, Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Godswill Akpabio, Governor El-Rufai, Governor Ikpeazu, Femi Otedola, Alex Otti, Donald Duke and wife, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Saraki, Gbenga Daniels, brother of the President Mahama of Ghana, Ibrahim Mahama, Ali Baba and many others.
The banking family of UBA under the chairmanship of Tony Elumelu has been very rosy and with the coming of Kennedy as the next leader of the banking family, the UBA group will continue to excel.
Kennedy Uzoka's profile will do you this much; he is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Benin and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting as well as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Accountants of Nigeria.
He also owns several certificates from the Harvard Business School in the following: The Advanced Management Program, Leadership in Financial Institutions Europe, Strategic HR in Transforming Organisations Course including Competition and Strategy.
He was the best student in degree examinations in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City (1987 session).
Uzoka has been with the UBA Group since 2006. He was the General Manager and Head of UBA Group South Bank covering across the Eastern, Southern, Mid-Western and Western States of Nigeria.
Prior to UBA’s Merger with Standard Trust Bank (STB), he was the Regional Director-South East, Vice President-Northern Nigeria, Chief Marketing Officer – Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Chief Marketing Officer, Lagos and later, the Managing Executive Officer at STB.
He also held the following positions Group Director, Resources, Group Human Resources Director, Executive Director, Resources, Deputy Managing Director UBA Bank for Africa. In addition to this he is also a member of the MasterCard Advisory Board Middle East & Africa (MEA).
He is currently the Deputy Managing Director/CEO UBA Africa.