Made since August 2020, the appointments of Daniel Yapobi, Gilles Atayi and Julien Kouassi to the UBA Côte d’Ivoire Board of Directors were formalized on September 28, 2020 by the bank.
“The appointment of new directors enriches knowledge in Marketing, Management, Finance and Leadership. The breadth and depth of their skills in these sectors will be of invaluable value to us in carrying out our projects, “commented Kouamé Kouassi, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Adding that this decision will strengthen the bank on several levels.
Holder of a master’s degree in business administration from Esca with more than 30 years of experience in the field of consumer goods, Daniel Yapobi, one of the new graduates, is the CEO of Sapled, and the founder of Strategies24, a company focused on training and management consulting in Africa. As for him, Gilles Atayi is founder and associate director of G&A, a group of 2 consulting firms based in Abidjan and Johannesburg. For his part, Julien Kouassi has been the Executive Director in charge of the commercial development of the bank since July 2020.
With a share capital of 20.474 billion F CFA as of December 31, 2019, UBA Côte d’Ivoire is 95.12% controlled by the pan-African banking group UBA Plc of Nigerian Tony Elumelu and 4.88% by UBA Senegal. It is the most dynamic subsidiary in the network with net income having almost doubled between 2018 and 2019.