UBA appoints new board directors
United Bank for Africa Plc has appointed Mrs Rose Ada Okwechime and Mrs Owanari Duke to the Group board. The appointments bring to four the number of women on the Board of the bank and have received the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Welcoming the two new members to the board, Mr. I C Ogbue Chairman UBA Board of Directors said, “We welcome these distinguished members to our Board and look forward to benefiting from their wealth of experience, as we continue to provide the required leadership and drive to grow shareholder value and delivering on our objective of being a leading African financial services institution.”
Rose Ada Okwechime is the Managing Director of Abbey Building Society; a multi billion naira mortgage institution. She has served as a public company director for over 20 years and her experience of the financial services industry includes service at the Bank of England. Mrs. Okwechime was formerly a Non Executive Director on the Boards of Standard Trust Bank Plc and United Bank for Africa Plc.
Mrs Owanari Duke is the former First Lady of Cross River State of Nigeria and a legal practitioner, a specialist in mediation and dispute resolution and philanthropist. She has been the Managing Partner of law firm Duke & Bob Manuel and also the Executive Chairman of Allied Merchants & Brokers Limited.