Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has emerged winner of the Finovator of the Year Award for 2021.

The Finovator of the Year’ Award is organised by the Finnovex West Africa Awards 2021, co-located with Finnovex West Africa Virtual Summit.

Uzoka was chosen as the winner in recognition and appreciation of his efforts and exceptional value provided in the field of financial services.

A statement from the bank earlier today, said UBA, Africa’s global bank, also bagged the ‘Excellence in Digital Banking’ award at the same event.

Uzoka, who was excited over both awards, disclosed that over the last few months, UBA set out on a mission to upgrade its banking channels, and invested in the latest technology to boost its digital offerings to customers, adding that this venture has been paying-off for the bank.

He said: “Recognitions such as these show that we at UBA, are indeed doing something right, and I want to assure all our customers and stakeholders that we will continue to leverage our diversified business model and dedicated workforce to further strengthen our position as ‘Africa’s Global Bank’.

“We promise to do all we can to ensure that our customers remain central to our decisions in every aspect and dimension of our remarkable organisation, and this is more than a clarion call to service excellence.”

While presenting the awards at a virtual event, the Conference Manager, Finnovex West Africa Awards 2021, Ancy Antony, was quoted: “It is our utmost delight to honour the pioneers and visionaries who have transformed the financial services industry and present you with this award.”

Ancy added that the Finnovex Awards cherishes and celebrates outstanding achievements in the banking and finance industry, and is aimed at honouring organisations and individuals that have consistently demonstrated exemplary performance.

Recognitions such as these show that we at UBA, are indeed doing something right, and I want to assure all our customers and stakeholders that we will continue to leverage our diversified business model and dedicated workforce to further strengthen our position as ‘Africa’s Global Bank’.

Congratulating Uzoka and the UBA Group over the awards, the organisers explained that the Finnovex is the leading series of summits on financial services innovation and excellence that examines the future of financial services on how disruptive innovations are reshaping the way they are structured, provisioned and consumed.

UBA, Africa’s global bank, offers financial services to more than 25 million customers, across over 1,000 business offices and customer touch points, in 20 African countries.

With presence in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and France, UBA connects people and businesses across Africa through retail; commercial and corporate banking; innovative cross-border payments and remittances; trade finance and ancillary banking services.