Mr. Kennedy Uzoka – Banker of The Year


Mr. Kennedy Uzoka was appointed Executive Director in 2010 and GMD/CEO in 2016. He holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Benin and an MBA from  University of Lagos. Mr. Uzoka has over two decades experience covering core banking, corporate marketing communication, strategy and business advisory services.


Kennedy is currently the Group Managing Director/CEO and he is responsible for leading the development and execution of UBA Group’s long term strategy.

Prior to his current role, he was Group Deputy Managing Director and CEO, UBA  managing the Group’s country subsidiaries across 18 countries in Africa as well as supervising three key strategic support areas in Digital Banking, Information Technology and Personal Banking.

As Deputy Managing Director, he was also the Executive in charge of the Group’s businesses in New York and London.  He has over 17 years’ working experience in banking sector, during which period he has played several roles at senior and executive levels in retail banking, strategy and business transformation and branch expansion.

He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School (AMP) in Boston USA, the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland and the London Business School, United Kingdom.

For his pursuit for excellence and commitment to high-quality service in the banking sector, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka is hereby honoured as Excellence Recognition Awards 2018 BANKER OF THE YEAR.