The Union Bank of Nigeria have approved the appointment of Aisha Abubakar as an independent Non-executive Director.
Naija News reports that Aisha’s appointment by the Board of Directors took effect from September. 9, 2021.
This was made known in a statement by the Chairperson, Board of Directors, Beatrice Hamza Bassey.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I welcome Ms Aisha Abubakar to the Board. She brings many years of robust experience which will be invaluable in supporting our efforts to steer the Bank forward and deliver on our strategic objectives,” she said.
The Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Emeka Okonkwo, said: “I am pleased to welcome our new Independent Non-Executive Director, Ms Aisha Abubakar to the Board.
“We look forward to drawing from her wealth of experience and fresh perspectives as we continue to execute our vision to be Nigeria’s most reliable and trusted partner.”
The appointment of Aisha Abubakar, a former Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development (2018-2019), followed the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
Ms Abubakar had also served as the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment between 2015 and 2018.
She worked at Continental Merchant Bank Ltd., African Development Bank and African International Bank.
The former minister is an accomplished public sector administrator with over three decades of professional experience in Public Service and Pension Administration, Investment Banking, SME Finance/Rural Enterprise Development and Micro-Credit Administration.
Aisha Abubakar is a Fellow of the International Professional Managers Association, IPMA-UK, and the President of the International Experts Consultants, IEC-UK.