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Emefiele, Alawuba, others Lead Discourse as UBA America Hosts International Banking Conference October 17-21, 2022

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Emefiele, Alawuba, others Lead Discourse as UBA America Hosts International Banking Conference October 17-21, 2022
The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Oliver Alawuba and other experts from the global international markets will lead the discussions on global economic trends at the 2022 edition of the UBA Group International Banking Conference.

The four-day conference which will be held between October 17th and 21st, 2022 on the New York Hudson River in the United States of America and, will be hosted by UBA America – the US branch of Africa’s Global Bank. The highly anticipated event will see the convergence of senior representatives from leading African Banks, Sovereigns, Central bankers and key players in the US financial landscape. Other speakers at the event include the Executive Director UBA Group/CEO UBA America, Sola Yomi-Ajayi, Director & Global Head Trade Finance, Afrexim Bank, Gwen Mwaba, Director, Regulatory and Finance Crimes Compliance, Exiger, Derik Riesche, as well as a host of other notable financial, non-financial and compliance experts.
Participants will seek to address pressing financial challenges while also brainstorming on solutions to the industry’s key challenges and opportunities. They will also explore correspondent banking innovations in a rapidly evolving international banking ecosystem. Other issues around correspondence banking, Trade Finance, US Dollar clearing & payments, cross-border and transit payments will also be discussed at the conference.
Host of the event, Sola Yomi-Ajayi, expressed the bank’s readiness to welcome participants from all over the world to this all-important conference and announced that delegates will also have the opportunity to network while also acquiring tactical strategies to transform their correspondence banking initiatives and unlock new business opportunities.
Yomi-Ajayi said, “Given our presence in key global financial centres particularly in New York where UBA is the only African Bank with a US Federal Banking license, UBA is providing much needed Correspondent Banking solutions to African Financial Institutions thereby contributing to the development of Africa and providing access to global financial markets. Through this conference, we are bringing together bankers from Central and Commercial banks across Africa, as well as experts from the US financial services industry to brainstorm key challenges and innovations in a rapidly evolving international banking ecosystem.”
She explained that there will also be networking and one-on-one stakeholder engagement opportunities with UBA executives with international banking, payments and trade Services, US Dollar Wire Clearing and payments expertise and Network and deepen relationship between UBA’s International offices and other African banks. “As you may well know, UBA is not just about banking, we are committed to ensuring sustainability of the African continent through promotion of financial inclusion, forging strong partnerships while also contributing to the development of sustainable financial markets on the African continent. An international conference such as this demonstrates our commitment to Africa, facilitates knowledge sharing and capacity building for African institutions,” she added.
United Bank for Africa Plc is a leading Pan-African financial institution, offering banking services to more than twenty-five (25) million customers, across 1,000 business offices and customer touch points in 20 African countries. With presence in New York, London, Paris, and Dubai, UBA is connecting people and businesses across Africa through retail, commercial and corporate banking, innovative cross-border payments and remittances, trade finance and ancillary banking services

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UBA Foundation Rings in The Yuletide Season, Lights Up the Lagos Marina Africa’s Global bank, United Bank for Africa, through its Corporate Social Responsibility Arm, the UBA Foundation, on Tuesday, held its annual Christmas Lighting ceremony to mark the start of the festive season. The brilliant Christmas Lights of the UBA Foundation Gardens at the UBA Head Office on the Marina in Lagos, were activated by the bank’s Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Oliver Alawuba, in a grand ceremony which was witnessed by key management staff and some customers of the bank. Alawuba, who addressed attendees at the ceremony, reiterated that the annual Lighting event is a symbol of hope for the coming year, the future and all the goodness it will bring into people’s lives. Alawuba said, “The UBA Foundation is focused on touching lives and giving back to its host communities. UBA through its foundation, the UBA Foundation desire remains is committed to improving lives in whatever way we can. We want to give back always and this event is quite symbolic as it represents the affinity we have towards our customers, employees and associates as well as our communities.” The CEO of the UBA Foundation, Mrs Bola Atta, said that the Christmas lighting ceremony was important for the Foundation adding: “Today is significant. All over the world, it is known in the advent period as Giving Tuesday. It is a time to give back to those who don’t have enough. It is a time to shine light on others, to give hope and give gifts. Today we gave out a lot of gifts and people were happy as we lit up the Foundation gardens to symbolise joy and hope. We are constantly reminded as an institution, of our promise to continue to touch lives and show kindness. In these difficult times, sharing even a little bit, goes a long way.” The lighting ceremony was attended by UBA staff members and customers who were serenaded with Christmas carols by the UBA Customer Fulfilment Centre’s choir. It ended with a guided tour around the UBA Foundation gardens on the Lagos Marina. Over the years, the UBA Foundation has been very active in creating sustainable development in its host communities and as part of its corporate social responsibility, the Foundation will be feeding tens of thousands of people across Africa during this festive season. UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the UBA Group, is committed to the socio-economic betterment of the communities in which the bank operates, focusing on development in the areas of Education, the Environment, Economic Empowerment and other Special Projects.

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UBA Foundation Rings in The Yuletide Season, Lights Up the Lagos Marina Africa’s Global bank, United Bank for Africa, through its Corporate Social Responsibility Arm, the UBA Foundation, on Tuesday, held its annual Christmas Lighting ceremony to mark the start of the festive season. The brilliant Christmas Lights of the UBA Foundation Gardens at the UBA Head Office on the Marina in Lagos, were activated by the bank’s Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Oliver Alawuba, in a grand ceremony which was witnessed by key management staff and some customers of the bank. Alawuba, who addressed attendees at the ceremony, reiterated that the annual Lighting event is a symbol of hope for the coming year, the future and all the goodness it will bring into people’s lives. Alawuba said, “The UBA Foundation is focused on touching lives and giving back to its host communities. UBA through its foundation, the UBA Foundation desire remains is committed to improving lives in whatever way we can. We want to give back always and this event is quite symbolic as it represents the affinity we have towards our customers, employees and associates as well as our communities.” The CEO of the UBA Foundation, Mrs Bola Atta, said that the Christmas lighting ceremony was important for the Foundation adding: “Today is significant. All over the world, it is known in the advent period as Giving Tuesday. It is a time to give back to those who don’t have enough. It is a time to shine light on others, to give hope and give gifts. Today we gave out a lot of gifts and people were happy as we lit up the Foundation gardens to symbolise joy and hope. We are constantly reminded as an institution, of our promise to continue to touch lives and show kindness. In these difficult times, sharing even a little bit, goes a long way.” The lighting ceremony was attended by UBA staff members and customers who were serenaded with Christmas carols by the UBA Customer Fulfilment Centre’s choir. It ended with a guided tour around the UBA Foundation gardens on the Lagos Marina. Over the years, the UBA Foundation has been very active in creating sustainable development in its host communities and as part of its corporate social responsibility, the Foundation will be feeding tens of thousands of people across Africa during this festive season. UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the UBA Group, is committed to the socio-economic betterment of the communities in which the bank operates, focusing on development in the areas of Education, the Environment, Economic Empowerment and other Special Projects.

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