UBA appoints new executive director

Published: June 23, 2009

The board of The United Bank for Africa has appointed Alhaji Bello as executive director with supervisory responsibilities for the bank’s interstate transaction business. The appointment is subject to the confirmation of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Bello qualified as a chartered accountant and has over 20 years of banking experience. Before this appointment, Bello was the chief credit officer for the entire UBA Group where he was part of the team that re-engineered the bank’s credit risk management structure to better align it with the current operating environment and the bank’s vision.

Bello started his banking career as a special assistant to the CEO of International Trust Bank in 1988 and left as the Abuja branch manager in 1996 to join UBA as credit risk specialist.

Since its merger with Standard Trust Bank in 2005, UBA has positioned itself as one of the leading banks in Nigeria and a big player on the African continent.

The bank now has over 800 branches in 13 African countries and remains the only Sub-Saharan African bank with presence in both US and UK. The bank also has a representative office in Paris aimed at serving clients in Francophone Africa.