By Sallieu Sesay
One of the leading Financial Service Institutions in Sierra Leone United Bank for Africa (UBA), has appointed Mr. Usman Isiaka as its new MD/CEO taking over from Mr. Chinedu Obeta that has served the bank for a period of 10 years with sterling performance record.
Usman Isiaka is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a consummate banker with over two decades banking experience at senior management level cutting across Internal Control, Audit, Compliance, Risk Management, Operations, Marketing and Business Development functions.
He joined UBA Group in year 2000 and has since served in various roles starting with Internal Control and Audit functions as Group Head, Internal Control; Director, Audit & Control UBA Africa and Deputy Group Chief Inspector at different points in time – a responsibility that provided him field work experience across 21 out of the 23 presence countries of UBA Group before he moved into sales and marketing function in January 2014.
Since the switch, Usman has served as the Deputy Managing Director of UBA Ghana between January 2014 and May 2016; Regional Bank Head in Lagos (Nigeria) overseeing marketing and business development functions in a total of 56 branches between June 2016 and February 2018 and thereafter as MD/CEO of UBA Tanzania from March 2018 before his posting to UBA Sierra Leone as Country CEO.
Usman Isiaka is coming with a wealth of experience to continue to position UBA as a leading and dominant financial institution in Sierra Leone in line with the Group’s aspiration.
UBA Sierra Leone is a member of UBA Group, a pan African financial institution with presence in 20 Africa countries and 3 global financial service centres; namely New York, London and Paris providing services to over 18 million customers across over 1000 branches and touch points.