Unified Payments appoints new directors
Unified Payment Services Limited, Nigeria’s premier financial technology service provider has announced the appointment of Adekunle Sonola and Oliver Alawuba as Non-Executive Directors.
The firm also announced the appointment of Vivian Okolo as Director, Corporate Services.
A statement issued by the company’s secretary, Sylvester Adahada, explained that Sonola is the Managing Director of Polaris Bank Limited and a representative of the Bank on the Board of Directors of Unified Payments.
He has served on the boards of First Bank of Nigeria Ltd. and Airtel Nigeria Plc.
According to the statement, Alawuba is a seasoned banker and corporate business leader.
He currently serves as the Group Managing Director of United Bank for Africa (UBA).
Alawuba’s career in financial services spans over 25 years, starting with Diamond Bank Plc. (Now Access Bank Plc.) from 1993 to 1997, where he then joined Standard Trust Bank (Now United Bank for Africa Plc.) as a pioneer staff in 1997, and rose through the ranks in the UBA Group.
According to the firm, the appointments attest to Unified Payments’ dedication to excellence and continuous effort to attract top industry talent, adding that the company remains focused on driving innovation, delivering exceptional value to its customers, and expanding its market presence.
Speaking on the appointment, Managing Director, Unified Payment Services Limited, Agada Apochi, said: “Okolo brings to the leadership of the firm, an invaluable wealth of experience, rare leadership skills and strong business acumen. With her impeccable track record of driving strategic initiatives, delivering exceptional results with an unbroken focus, we have a stronger leadership team ready to take the organisation to greater heights.”
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