- Prior to his new role, Iweriebor served as the CEO, UBA – Francophone & Lusophone in charge of French and Portuguese speaking countries in West, Central, and Southern Africa
- Emeke ensured growth and transformation of the subsidiaries
- United Bank for Africa (UBA) is one of Africa’s leading financial institutions, with operations in 19 countries and 3 global financial centers: London, Paris and New York
By Franklin Draku
Kampala–United Bank for Africa (UBA) has appointed Emeke E. Iweriebor as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in charge of East and Southern Africa Region.
A press release announcing the appointment says the new CEO will oversee the bank’s businesses in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Congo DRC and Mozambique. He will work closely with the Bank’s staff, customers, governments, companies, international organizations, and stakeholders in Uganda, and the other East and Southern Africa countries.
Jackie Tumuhairwe, the Head of Marketing and Corporate communication at UBA Uganda said: “Mr Iweriebor brings to UBA East and Southern region a wealth of experience and proven ability in leading teams and positively transforming UBA’s businesses in other regions. He is keen to spearhead the tremendous transformation of this region, given its vast potential.”
According to her, collectively, markets in East& Southern Africa present immense opportunities for economic development and financial inclusion. She says the new CEO has assured that: “UBA will participate actively in the economic development and growth initiatives in East and Southern Africa through world class financial solutions to the private and public sectors in the region.’’
Uganda is the fourth largest economy in the region with a 2017 GDP of $27.2 billion. The country has a strong and competitive banking industry with 24 commercial banks.
UBA is a Pan-African bank, providing banking and related financial services through diverse channels globally.