THE Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Kennedy Uzoka, has been announced as a winner of the 2019 Zik Award for Professional Leadership.
Uzoka clinched the much-coveted award alongside the Executive Vice Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer at the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof Umar Danbatta.
The Zik Leadership awards is organised by the Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PPRAC) and was instituted in 1995, in honour of the First President of Nigeria, the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe, primarily to encourage and nurture leadership on the African continent and in the Diaspora.
The UBA GMD and others were announced winners in a letter signed by the Member Advisory Board, PPRAC, Prof Pat Utomi, and Executive Secretary, Emeka Obasi, which stated that Uzoka was chosen as a result of his outstanding contributions to the development and growth of the Banking and Financial Services Industry and un- blemished record of service as a banker of international repute.
The letter read: “The GMD/ CEO, of Africa’s global bank, UBA Plc, Mr Kennedy Uzoka, is a banker’s banker and an astute player in the Nigerian financial services sector. He has consistently led the bank to set a year-on-year track record of profitability, wealth creation and innovative financial products across its operations in the African continent despite global economic challenges.