Cameroonian born Martin Che is now the Regional Chief Executive Officer of UBA (United Bank for Africa Plc) in the CEMAC Region, controlling over four countries that is Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Gabon and Chad.
Before being appointed as the Regional Chief Executive Officer of UBA in CEMAC Sub-Region, the experienced Banker from the North West Region of Cameroon has been managing the affairs of UBA Congo as MD/CEO since 2013.
Within his managerial time as MD/CEO of UBA in Congo he brought positive changes to his branch and helped build confidence with costumers of UBA. Under his leadership in Congo as MD/CEO of UBA the profit increased and UBA Congo became the first out of Eleven other francophone banks in respect to profits.
In the period of 2013 and 2015, equity return grew by almost 100%, from about 8% in 2013 to 36% the bank in two successive years has been awarded “Bank of the year” by the London based Magazine and was awarded “The Banker” of Financial Time.
With over 20 years of banking experience Mr. Martin Che is an Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry; skilled in Credit Risk, Financial Risk, Business Relationship Management, Management, and Banking. Strong business development professional with a MBA focused in Banking & Finance from Bangor University.
In an interview with the Cameroon News Agency about his appointment Martin Che said, “It is a wonderful opportunity to serve across CEMAC and my greatest wish is that the four countries that I have been tasked to lead will grow in leaps and bounds. I would like to thank my former Regional CEO, Mr. Emeke Iweriebor and the Group Managing Director, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka for their great support and direction so far. I would also like to immeasurably thank the Group Chairman of UBA Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu for his inspiring leadership and entrepreneurial drive”.
Concerning his plans as Regional Chief Executive officer of UBA CEMAC Sub Region Martin Che stated that “taking UBA CEMAC to new heights, exceeding customer’s expectations with improved service delivery and placing more focus on UBA’s core values – Enterprise, Excellence and Execution. In line with UBA’s goal of becoming a top 3 Systemically Important Bank (SIB) in every country of our operations in Africa, I look forward to working with the various stakeholders in Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Gabon and Chad and UBA as a whole in adding value and developing the UBA business in Africa”
The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc. merged with Standard Trust Bank in 2005 and from a single country operation founded in 1949 in Nigeria – Africa’s largest economy – UBA has become one of the leading providers of banking and other financial services on the African continent.
The Bank provides services to over 14 million customers globally, through one of the most diverse service channels in sub-Saharan Africa, with over 1,000 branches and customer touch points and robust online and mobile banking platforms.
UBA is a full service financial institution offering a plethora of unique banking products and services. Within Africa, UBA currently operates in Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Gabon, Chad, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Congo DRC, Congo Brazzaville and Cameroon.