Emeka Emuwa: Trailblazer Setting The Pace at Union Bank

Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director of Union Bank, Emeka Emuwa,

It’s been six years that Emeka Emuwa, the Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director of Union Bank has been at the helm of affair of Union Bank PLC.

Emuwa who joined the industry in 1986 as a young and vibrant figure first made his foray into the world of professional banking and finance. He was employed as a Management Assistant at Citibank Nigeria Limited.

Before long, he was promoted to the position of a Country Head, serving in Cameroun for some twenty years. As part of his job as Citibank’s Country Head in charge of Cameroun, he was also responsible for all of the bank’s activities in the Central African region, including Congo and Gabon.

Emeka Emuwa was appointed to the board of Union Bank as the Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director in November 2012.

He joined Union Bank after 25 years at Citibank where he rose through the ranks from Management Associate in 1986 to Managing Director, Citibank Nigeria Ltd, and Citi Country Officer, Nigeria.

He has extensive experience in credit risk management, strategy, negotiating, leadership and people management in addition to treasury, corporate finance and cash management product training.

Emuwa holds a BSc. in Finance from the University of Lagos and MSc. in Management from the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, USA.

He has also lead in various capacities which include: Director at Accion Microfinance Bank Nigeria, Chairman of Nigeria-Portugal Friendship and Business Association, Chairman of Junior Achievement Nigeria, Director at HFC Bank Ghana Limited and
Director at American Business Council.

Union Bank of Nigeria Plc is a full-service commercial bank that caters to the retail and commercial needs of individuals, small and medium sized companies, and major corporations.

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