LIBERIA – United Bank for Africa, a Pan-African bank with a presence in twenty African countries, has named Madam Nkechi Joyce Arizor as MD/CEO of UBA Liberia.
Ms Nkechi, a Certified ISO Auditor, replaces Olalekan Balogun who served as MD/CEO for nearly four years.
Nkechi has an MBA in Management from the University of Nigeria, an M. Ed (Educational Management and Planning) from the University of Port Harcourt and a B: Ed Certificate from the University of Ibadan.
She comes with a wealth of experience in banking having started her career in 1991 as a banker and has risen through the ranks, occupying several positions in both operations and marketing.
“I am glad that I was appointed to a country where there are so many opportunities and fortunately, we have all the products to match the market we are in,” Nkechi said.
Nkechi was appointed alongside Abiola Bawuah, who now heads the West Africa Operations of UBA as regional CEO.
Oliver Alawuba, former Regional CEO of West Africa, was also appointed as UBA Africa CEO, now in charge of all twenty African countries where UBA has presence excluding Nigeria.
In addition to having operations in 20 African countries, United Bank for Africa also has presence in major financial capitals of New York, London and Paris.
In Liberia, UBA is leading the digital banking space with several digital products being rolled out to her many customers for easy and convenient banking.
Chief of its digital products are LEO, a chat banking product that enables customers to do banking, using Facebook messenger and WhatsApp.
The Bank also has Magic banking, Mobile Banking App, Internet Banking, and the recently launched push and pull service which allows customers to move money from their UBA Account to their mobile money wallet, and vice versa.