Name: Abiola Awuah
Position: ED/ CEO, UBA-AFRICA
Company: United Bank for Africa – Ghana
Industry: Banking & Finance
Awards: Adjudged the overall Banking and Finance Female Personality of the Year 2014 at the National Women in Finance Magazine (NWIF) -2014
Education: She holds a BSc in Actuarial Science from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, an LLB with honors from the University of London, a diploma in Marketing from GIMPA and an EMBA (Finance) from the University of Ghana and also has numerous leadership qualifications from Harvard Business School, Columbia, University of New York, INSEAD and Institute Villa Pierrefeu in Switzerland.
Background: Mrs. Abiola Bawuah is currently the Regional Chief Executive Officer, West Africa for UBA, overseeing the Bank’s operation in Nine West African Countries, she joined United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Limited (UBA) as Deputy Managing Director in 2013, in less than a year she was elevated to MD/CEO, with two firsts: being the first indigenous CEO of a Pan African Bank and the first female CEO to take the helm. She was later promoted to Regional Chief Executive Officer of UBA West Africa 1, and later to her current position which she holds until now. Prior to that, she worked in Standard Charted Bank, Cal Bank and Strategic African Securities. In 2012, she was made Executive Director at Zenith Bank Ghana; having previously held positions of General Manager, Marketing and Group Head, Retail Banking.