Lagos, Nigeria – Emeka Emuwa, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Union Bank, has been named ‘Bank CEO of the Year’ by Business Day at the 2017 edition of the Business Day Awards held on Saturday, October 14th in Lagos.
The award was presented at the annual banking awards ceremony by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in recognition of Mr. Emuwa’s laudable contributions to the achievements of Union Bank in the last financial year and the commendable strides the Bank has made under his leadership.
The BusinessDay Annual Banking Awards seek to identify, acknowledge and commend banks who have contributed immensely to the Nigeria’s banking sector and the growth of the economy in each financial year.
While thanking the organizers of the awards ceremony, Emeka Emuwa said:
“Any CEO is only as effective as the team around him and so this award is a reflection of the hard work of everyone at Union Bank over the past couple of years. We are rebuilding a 100-year-old institution and repositioning the bank to deliver simpler and smarter solutions for the next generation of banking customers. My team and I remain committed to bringing Union Bank back to its leading position in Nigeria’s financial sector.”
Mr. Emuwa, who has 30 years of banking experience, was appointed CEO of Union Bank in November 2012. Prior to becoming CEO of Union Bank, he had a distinguished 25-year career at Citibank and was the first Nigerian appointed Managing global financial giant’s franchise in Nigeria.
Under his leadership, Union Bank kicked off an extensive transformation agenda programme. Over the past 3 years, the Bank has overhauled its technology platform, re-engineered its workforce, upgraded almost 200 branches across the country and re-energized its brand, all in a bid to provide the best and most efficient customer experience.
In July this year, the Bank also launched a bouquet of exciting digital banking platforms including the *826# USSD code and a new version of the mobile App, UnionMobile which have both received very positive responses from customers.
Union Bank was also nominated for the ‘Bank of the Year’ and ‘Best Bank in support of the Real Sector’ awards. At the 2016 edition of the ward, the Bank was named the ‘Most Improved Retail Bank’ in Nigeria’.
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About Union Bank Plc.
Established in 1917 and listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1971, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. is a household name and one of Nigeria’s long-standing and most respected financial institutions. The Bank is a trusted and recognizable brand, with an extensive network of over 300 branches across Nigeria.
In late 2012, a new Board of Directors and Executive Management team were appointed to Union Bank and in 2014 the Bank began executing a transformation programme to re-establish it as a highly respected provider of quality financial services.
The Bank currently offers a variety of banking services to both individual and corporate clients including current, savings and deposit account services, funds transfer, foreign currency domiciliation, loans, overdrafts, equipment leasing and trade finance. The Bank also offers its customers convenient electronic banking channels and products including Online Banking, Mobile Banking, Debit Cards, ATMs and POS Systems.
More information can be found at: www.unionbankng.com
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