United Bank for Africa (UBA) has, subject to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) approval, appointed Mr Abdoul-Aziz a member of the bank’s Board of Directors.
Dia, a Senegalese with over 25 years of banking experience garnered from several countries across the globe, including the United Kingdom, France, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Senegal, Kenya and Cote D’Ivoire, has worked in senior management positions at international financial institutions such as the African Development Bank, Citigroup, Standard Chartered, Ecobank and UBA, according to the bank statement made available to Technology Times.
He served as Executive Director on various company Boards in Africa and in Europe before joining the UBA Group as a non-Executive Director. He holds a Master’s Degree in Statistics and Financial Mathematics from ENSAE in Paris, France. He is fluent in 6 languages (French, English, Romanian, German, Wolof and Fulani).
‘Abdoul-Aziz Dia is a seasoned banker with a wealth of experience. He joins the UBA Board with a global outlook and I am confident that he has a vital role to play in the future of UBA and will add enormous value to the Group’s growth strategy’, Mr Tony Elumelu, the UBA Group Chairman says.
Dia joins the Board barely a year after UBA appointed four new members
including two female board members, Erelu Angela Adebayo and Angela Aneke, Kayode Fasola and AbdulKadir J. Bello to strengthen and further diversify its Group Board.
UBA that prides its group as Africa’s global bank founded seven decades ago in Nigeria, and currently , operates in 20 African countries and in the United Kingdom, the USA and with presence in France, serves over 17 million customers across the globe with more than 1000 branches and touch points. In 2018, the bank received the award of Africa’s Best Digital Bank by the Banker’s magazine.