Union Bank of Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Ms Aisha Abubakar into its Board, as Independent Non-Executive Director, effective from 9th of September 2021.
Business Metrics gathered via a statement filed with the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) today that the appointment has been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Ms. Abubakar is an accomplished public sector administrator with over three decades of professional experience in Public Service and Pension Administration, Investment Banking, SME Finance/Rural Enterprise Development and Micro-Credit Administration.
She is a Fellow of the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA-UK), and the President of the International Experts Consultants (IEC-UK).
Ms. Abubakar also boasts of valuable private sector and development experience, having worked at Continental Merchant Bank Limited, African Development Bank and African International Bank.
At the peak of this, Ms Abubakar served as Nigeria’s Honourable Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development from 2018 to 2019. Prior to this, she also served as the Honourable Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment between 2015 and 2018.
Commenting on her appointment, Union Bank’s Board Chair, Mrs. Beatrice Hamza Bassey, said: “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I welcome Ms. Aisha Abubakar to the Board. She brings many years of robust experience which will be invaluable in supporting our efforts to steer the Bank forward and deliver on our strategic objectives.”
Also commenting, the Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank, Emeka Okonkwo, said: ‘’ I am pleased to welcome our new Independent Non-Executive Director, Ms. Aisha Abubakar to the Board. We look forward to drawing from her wealth of experience and fresh perspectives as we continue to execute our vision to be Nigeria’s most reliable and trusted partner.”