On Thursday the 10th March 2022, UBA Sierra Leone a member of UBA Group, a leading Pan – African financial institution increased the number of Sierra Leonean on its board with the appointment and induction of Mr. Desmond Gordon-Williams as a non-Executive Director of the bank. This appointment brings to nine (9) the number of its Board members with seven (7) including the Board Chairman as Sierra Leoneans in line with the UBA Group’s strategic focus on localizing and domesticating its operations in all its presence countries.
Mr. Gordon-Williams is a seasoned professional and comes with 35 years of diverse experience in an executive management positions in the areas of mining operations, engineering consulting, process design, project development and management in multi-national institutions across West Africa, North and South America, Europe and Asia.
Mr. Gordon-Williams’ work in multi-national operating environments has not only earned him varied experience in strategic business planning and corporate governance but also made him serve on supervisory boards and committees to formulate and implement strategic objectives, policies and regulations alongside government and regulatory authorities.
“I am excited to be associated with UBA, one of the leading financial institutions in Sierra Leone and the African continent at large. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring my wealth of experience and perspective from other sectors to contribute to the growth of the banking industry in Sierra Leone” said Mr. Desmond during the induction ceremony performed by the Chairman of UBA Sierra Leone, Mr. Abdulsheku Kargbo at the bank’s Head Office on Thursday, February 10th 2022.
UBA’s vision to be an undisputed leading and dominant financial institution is vastly demonstrated through its carefully selected members of staff, executive managers and members of its board.
“Appointing Mr. Gordon-Williams as a board member is a strategic decision born out of his vast experience as a management and development expert in the mining sector, one of the main stain of the Sierra Leone economy to further deepen the well-diversified experience of the board members as best corporate governance practitioners and business enablers for the bank,” said Mr. Abdulsheku Kargbo, Chairman UBA Sierra Leone.
UBA Sierra Leone is a member of UBA Group, a pan-African Bank with a presence in 20 African countries, the UK, France and the USA Our capabilities are derived from our Group’s robust financial strength, proven competence, strategic alliances and commitment, which we combine to professionally drive the benchmark for exceptional value delivery to our customers in all our presence countries.
UBASL Chairman, Mr. Abdulsheku Kargbo (RHS) decorating Mr. Desmond Gordon-Williams (Middle) with UBA Lapel pin after the new Director’s Induction Programme while the MD/CEO Usman Isiaka (LHS) watches with delight.