The United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) announced that Mr Abdoul-Aziz Dia will join the bank’s Board of Directors subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The appointment was in accordance with the Nigerian Stock Exchange (“NSE”) Rulebook, which will take effect from May 8, 2019, subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Mr. Abdoul Aziz Dia, a Senegalese citizen, is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of banking experience gained in different geographies (UK, France, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Senegal, Kenya, and Cote d’Ivoire), with strong experience in Capital Markets and Treasury. Mr. Dia has worked at senior level positions with several international financial institutions including African Development Bank, Citigroup, Standard Chartered, ECOBANK, and UBA Group (both as Functional Head and General Manager). Before joining UBA Group Board as a Non-Executive Director, he served ECOBANK as Senior Vice President, Group Treasurer in charge of FX, Fixed Income, Money Market and Group Balance sheet.
Mr. Dia has served on various Boards as an Executive Director, both in Europe and Africa. He holds a Master Degree in Statistics and Financial Mathematics from ENSAE in Paris and is a Harvard Business School Alumni for Advanced Management. He speaks 6 languages fluently (French, English, Romanian, German, Wolof and Fulani).
The Board of United Bank for Africa Plc is confident that the appointment of Mr. Abdoul Aziz Dia to the Board would be instrumental in driving the Group’s growth