The Philips Oduoza led United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, one of Africa’s largest financial institutions in Nigeria is ending the year on a good note. The bank swept the global banking awards in London on Thursday, November 27,2014 , winning in five categories to become one of the highest single winning bank brands at this year’s awards.
During the event, organized annually by The Banker magazine, UBA was voted ‘Bank of the Year in Africa’ for 2014, trumping others to win the highly coveted award for pan-African bank brands. This is the second time in three years that UBA Plc has won the prestigious award; the first time was in 2012. Four country subsidiaries of UBA Group in Sierra Leone, Gabon, Senegal and Cote D’Ivoire also won “Bank of the Year” for their respective countries, reflecting a brand excellence that cuts across national bounds and pervades the continent. UBA Senegal won the award for the third consecutive year, having won in 2012 and 2013.
Group Managing Director/CEO for UBA Plc, Phillips Oduoza, said, “winning this award twice in three years is a recognition of our commitment to delivering excellence and our consistent achievement of that goal. We remain focused on the realization of our strategic intent of becoming “Africa’s Global Bank” and continue to explore opportunities in markets and sectors across the continent that will enable us achieve this intent,” said Mr. Oduoza.