Lagos, Nigeria, December 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- United Bank for Africa (UBA), the pan-African financial services group in which investment company Heirs Holdings (http://www.heirsholdings.com/) has a strategic interest, has announced the appointment of a new board chairman, Ambassador Joe Keshi.
The appointment of Ambassador Keshi, who brings significant foreign service experience, signals the increasing importance of UBA's pan-African and global network.
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Elumelu said, "Joe Keshi
brings to this position a track record of rigorous governance, an international perspective and experience in policy formulation.
I can think of no better person than Joe Keshi
to lead UBA.''
Ambassador Keshi has over 35 years of public service, working at the highest levels of government administration in Africa and during his career served as Permanent Secretary, at the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Charge d'Affaires, Embassy of Nigeria, The Hague, Netherlands and Consul-General of Nigeria in Atlanta, USA.
Ambassador Keshi was first appointed to the UBA Board in 2010 and became Vice Chairman in 2011.
Ambassador Keshi's appointment follows the retirement of Chief Israel Ogbue, a member of the UBA Board since 2005 and who has served as Chairman since January 1, 2011.
Speaking on his appointment, Ambassador Keshi said, "UBA has demonstrated ability for creating sustained value for our various stakeholders.