Kennedy Uzoka, Deputy Managing Director at United Bank for Africa (UBA) holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Benin and an MBA from the University of Lagos.
A multiple awards winner, Uzoka has over 2 decades experience covering core banking, corporate marketing, strategic business advisory services and resources management.
Uzoka currently manages the Group’s operations across 18 countries in Africa. In addition to UBA Africa, he also supervises 2 key strategic support areas in e-Banking and Information Technology.
Prior to his appointment as CEO UBA Africa, Uzoka supervised the Bank’s businesses in New York and London. In addition to Strategic Support Groups such as HR, Legal Advisory Services, Procurement & Vendor Management, Corporate Relations and Marketing amongst others, he also had responsibility for other critical business functions including Group Treasury, International Financial Institutions and Transaction Banking, e-Banking, UBA Pensions Custodians, Consumer Banking and Cash Management Services.
He was Head, Strategy and Business Transformation of UBA Group and later Regional Bank Head, South Bank covering over 17 states in southern part of Nigeria.
Prior to the merger of legacy Standard Trust Bank(STB) and United Bank for Africa(UBA), he was Regional Director-South East, Vice President-Northern Nigeria, Chief Marketing Officer— Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Chief Marketing Officer, Lagos and later, Managing Executive Officer at STB.
He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School in Boston, the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland and the London Business School, United Kingdom.