GHANA – United Bank for Africa (UBA) Ghana has confirmed the appointment of Kweku Andoh Awotwi as its Board Chairman, following approval by the Bank of Ghana.

A statement from UBA Ghana revealed that their new board chairman, Mr. Kweku Awotwi is the immediate past Managing Director of Tullow Oil Ghana Ltd and Executive Vice President of Tullow Oil Plc.

According to the Bank’s statement, Mr. Awotwi has over 30 years of work experience having occupied various managerial positions in both national and multinational organizations.

Some of the notable organizations where Mr. Awotwi has held senior managerial positions include the Volta River Authority, Tullow Oil and Ashanti Goldfields Company.

UBA Ghana noted that the new board chair is expected to bring on the bank’s board his rich experience, spanning several sectors of the local and global economy to support the Bank in attaining its strategic objectives.

Commenting on the appointment, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of UBA Ghana Balogun Olalekan described Mr. Awotwi as a consummate professional who has a deep understanding of corporate governance and businesses development.

 “Mr. Awotwi brings a wealth of experience which will be critical in our ability to scale and meet the growing demand for excellent banking solutions for our cherished customers,” Balogun Olalekan said.

On his part, Mr. Kweku Awotwi described his appointment as a new challenge which he is looking forward to.

“I am excited for what the future holds as we position the Bank as a dominant player in the financial services and banking sector in Ghana,” remarked Mr. Awotwi..

Last year, UBA Ghana appointed Francis Koranteng, Samuel Ayim ,Ivan Avereyireh and Mrs. Abiola Bawuah to the Board as Non-Executive Directors as part of its efforts to build a strong and vibrant Board for the bank.

Earlier this year, the Bank of Ghana also approved the appointments of Balogun Olalekan and Sylvia Inkoom as Managing Director and Deputy Managing Directors of UBA Ghana.

Inkoom and Olalekan will also serve at UBA Ghana’s Board as Executive Directors.

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