In a milestone event, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc recently hosted the inaugural edition of its expanded Graduate Management Accelerated Programme (GMAP).
Over 700 graduates from across its 19 African subsidiaries were officially inducted into the UBA Tribe following a rigorous six-month hands-on work and learning experience.
The GMAP graduates successfully completed an intensive capacity-building program, which included both structured learning and practical on-the-job training.
During this period, they rotated across various departments and units within the bank to gain a holistic understanding of banking operations.
Tony O. Elumelu, the Chairman of UBA, emphasized the importance of human capital development during his speech at the event.
He commended the program for producing a talented pool of professionals poised to contribute significantly to the bank’s growth. Elumelu expressed his hope that some of these graduates would eventually become UBA’s future CEOs.
Elumelu said, “It is important to develop platforms for people to grow. We would love to see our future CEOs come from this program, and I hope that the enthusiasm, excitement, and energy I see and feel in this room today translate into the greatness we anticipate so that these young bright professionals can help take UBA to the next level.”
He also highlighted UBA’s commitment to addressing unemployment on the continent and applauded the bank for providing opportunities to young Africans.
The Group Managing Director, Oliver Alawuba, expressed his confidence in the bank’s future, citing the high quality of the GMAP graduates and their dedication throughout the program.
Alawuba emphasized UBA’s commitment to giving everyone equal opportunities, regardless of age, tribe, gender, or background, to achieve their dreams and contribute to the transformation of Africa.
UBA, known as Africa’s Global Bank, operates in over 20 African countries, serving more than 37 million customers through its extensive network of banking services, including retail, commercial, and corporate banking, cross-border payments, trade finance, and more.
With a growing presence worldwide, including New York, London, Paris, the Cayman Islands, and the UAE, UBA continues to connect people and businesses across Africa, driving economic growth and development.