Davos, Switzerland, 17 January 2017 – The United Bank for Africa (UBA) will be strongly represented at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos (WEF), which begins in Davos, Switzerland today. UBA CEO Kennedy Uzoka leads a senior executive team, at one of the most important events on the global economic calendar.
The UBA delegation will interact with global business and political leaders during the event. The delegation will also include Group Head of Correspondent Banking Sola Yomi-Ajayi and Head of Embassies and Development Organisations( EMDOs), Dupe K. Olusola, responsible for relationships with multilateral and development organisations.
UBA has established itself as one of Africa’s leading financial institutions, with presence in 19 African countries, as well as globally in London, New York and Paris.
The event will provide a forum for UBA to build engagement with international institutions. Despite the strong economic headwinds across Africa currently, the Group has committed to increasing its pan-African footprint. Its strengths in corporate banking, payment technology, trade finance, and its millions-strong customer base make UBA a natural partner for global businesses focused on the African opportunity.
UBA CEO, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka said about the event: “It is critical that UBA join world business and political leaders to discuss issues central to the progress of our world, and with specific relevance to the continent of Africa. UBA is the natural partner for those seeking access to Africa’s business opportunities – we look forward to engaging with the world’s business community – to show that Africa is open to business and that UBA is ready to partner.”
United Bank for Africa:
United Bank for Africa is one of Africa’s leading financial institutions, with operations in 19 countries and 3 global financial centres: London, Paris and New York. From a single country operation in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, UBA has evolved into a pan-African provider of banking and related financial services to more than 11 million customers, through diverse channels globally.
Use the hashtag #AfricaAtDavos to follow the activities of Africa’s political and business elite during the event.