Kennedy Uzoka is one of the best bank CEOs in Nigeria. The renowned African business executive has vast experience in banking, business development, financial and business advisory, strategic planning and execution, as well as human resource management. He is an advocate of disruptive technology and has led many game-changing innovations in the African banking industry over the past two decades of his career.
As Group Managing Director/CEO of UBA, Kennedy is responsible for the development and execution of UBA Group’s business strategy, championing the vision to be the leading and dominant financial services institution in Africa. He has previously served as the Group Deputy Managing Director/CEO UBA Africa, with responsibility over the Group’s subsidiaries in 18 countries whilst also providing supervisory oversight on the Group’s information technology and digital banking suites as well as the personal banking business.
An award-winning professional, with strong customer service orientation, Kennedy sits on the Boards of reputable local and global institutions.
He runs United Bank for Africa Plc, a leading pan-African financial services group, operating in 20 African countries, as well as the United Kingdom, the United States of America and with presence in France.
UBA was incorporated in Nigeria as a limited liability company after taking over the assets of the British and French Bank Limited who had been operating in Nigeria since 1949. The United Bank for Africa merged with Standard Trust Bank in 2005 and from a single country operation founded in 1949 in Nigeria – Africa’s largest economy – UBA has become one of the leading providers of banking and other financial services on the African continent. The Bank which was awarded the Best Digital Bank in Africa by the Euromoney awards in 2018, provides services to over 17 million customers globally, through one of the most diverse service channels in sub-Saharan Africa, with over 1,000 branches and customer touchpoints and robust online and mobile banking platforms.
The shares of UBA are publicly traded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the Bank has a well-diversified shareholder base, which includes foreign and local institutional investors, as well as individual shareholders.