The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved the appointment of Mrs. Beatrice Hamza Bassey as the substantive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc.
She joined the Board of Union Bank in 2015 as a Non-Executive Director and was appointed Acting Board Chair in December 2019, after the demise of Mr. Cyril Odu, the immediate past Chairman.
Commenting on her appointment, Hamza Bassey said: “I am delighted to lead the Board as we drive Union Bank’s growth strategy and entrench its position as a leading financial institution in Nigeria. As we move ahead, our focus remains to deliver greater value to our customers, shareholders, and all stakeholders.”
A reputable lawyer with extensive experience in corporate governance and financial institutions, Mrs. Hamza Bassey is an authority in compliance and represents clients globally in compliance and anti-corruption matters.
Currently, she is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Atlas Mara Limited, a publicly listed financial services company that operates banks in various parts of Africa.
She has extensive experience in corporate governance and financial institutions. She is an authority in compliance and represents clients globally in compliance and anti-corruption matters.
In addition to overseeing compliance, corporate governance and legal affairs across all its subsidiaries, Mrs. Hamza Bassey has led Atlas Mars acquisition and integration of the nine banks it has acquired to date as well as several strategic initiatives.