The United Bank for Africa, UBA Plc, has just announced the appointment of Mr. Martin CHE as the Regional Chief Executive Officer for Central, Eastern and Southern Africa regions (CESA).
The appointment will see him oversee UBA’s operations in Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Gabon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique.
Announced on Monday January 6 2020, the appointment is on a list of new developments made by the Group Managing Director Kennedy Uzoka at the bank’s headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria.
Speaking on the appointments, the Group Chairman Tony O. Elumelu said “These appointments emphasize the Group’s commitment to our pan-African and global network, our huge retail client base and our operational infrastructure. We are focused on improving our efficiency and further strengthening our pan-African mission, using the extraordinary pool of talent and experience available in the Group.”
Until his appointment to head the CESA region, Mr. Martin Che previously served as Regional CEO for CEMAC region overseeing the bank’s operations in Cameroon, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville, Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
He also served as MD/CEO of UBA Congo Brazzaville and has played diverse roles in the institution as an experienced banker with proven track records.
Martin Che is a business development professional with skills set in credit risk, financial risk, business relationship management, management and banking operations.
He holds an MBA in Banking and Finance from the School of Business of the University of Wales, Bangor, and has numerous leadership qualifications from IMD Business School, Lausanne.
With 20 years experience in the banking sector, Mr Martin affirms that his main goal for the Bank will be to take the Region to new heights, exceeding customer’s expectations with improved service delivery and placing more focus on UBA’s core values – Enterprise, Excellence and Execution.
“In line with UBA’s goal of becoming a top 3 Systemically Important Bank (SIB) in every country operations in Africa, I look forward to working with the various stakeholders in Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Gabon, Chad, DRC, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique in adding value and developing the UBA business in Africa”, he said.
The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc 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 provides services to over 14 million customers globally, through one of the most diverse service channels in sub-Saharan Africa, with over 1,000 branches and customer touch points and robust online and mobile banking platforms.
UBA is a full service financial institution offering a plethora of unique banking products and services. Within Africa, UBA currently operates in Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Gabon, Chad, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Congo DRC, Congo Brazzaville and Cameroon.