UBA Kenya Appoints First Kenyan Woman As CEO

by Business Watch Team

UBA Kenya has officially announced the appointment of Ms. Mary Mulili as its new MD/CEO, effective 19 January 2024, subject to regulatory approval.

The appointment of Ms. Mulili marks a milestone for UBA Kenya, marking 15 years of business operations in the Kenyan financial landscape.

Ms. Mulili as the first female MD/CEO of UBA Kenya marks a significant achievement in the UBA Group’s ongoing commitment to fostering gender diversity and inclusivity to elevate women into leadership roles.

Kenya’s pivotal role as a financial and economic cornerstone in Africa is crucial to the UBA Group, underscoring the country’s strategic significance.

UBA Kenya is instrumental in advancing Kenya’s economic agenda, contributing significantly to entrepreneurial growth through financing, enhancing economies via key business sectors and trade routes, and making a positive impact on communities through the initiatives of the UBA Foundation.

According to UBA Kenya Board Chairman, Mr. Alphan Njeru, Ms. Mulili assumes the position of MD/CEO at a crucial juncture in UBA Kenya’s history.

Under her leadership, the bank is set to embark on a journey focused on accelerating growth through regional trade opportunities, digital innovation, and SME financing, all aligned with the broader vision of sustainable banking.

We thank Chike Isiuwe, outgoing Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer for his contribution to the Bank and wish him success as he takes up a new role at UBA Group.

Ms. Mulili while acknowledging her appointment said, “It is a great honor to be appointed to steer the strategic vision of UBA Kenya as a subsidiary of the UBA Group. I look forward to carrying on the growth trajectory of UBA Kenya. Building on UBA Group’s extensive network we are committed to leveraging our presence across 20 African countries and globally in Dubai, the UK, the US, and France to provide bespoke financial solutions for our customers. This underscores our dedication to being a financial partner of growth for all our stakeholders.”

Ms. Mulili, with her wealth of banking experience, is poised to steer the bank towards creating value, building on the strong foundation laid over the past 15 years. The bank’s focus on sustainable banking practices will ensure that every initiative contributes to positive and lasting impacts on the lives it touches.

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