The Group Executive Director, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Emeke Iweriebor, has died. He died on Sunday at 51 after an illness.
Iweriebor was for some years in charge of the bank’s east and southern Africa operations.
Details of the circumstance of his death were not too clear. Iweriebor was said to be sick only briefly before he died.
His death has devastated his colleagues in the leading bank and caused unease within the bank.
UBA Chairman, Mr. Tony Elumelu, mourned Iweriebor’s passage on Instagram with a touching tribute.
Elumelu wrote: “We are shocked, devastated & overcome by immeasurable grief as we mourn the unexpected demise of our brother, friend & long time colleague, @emekeiweriebor.
“Mr Execution”, as I fondly called him, Emeke earnestly drove the launch of @UBAGroup operations in over ten African countries- single-handedly obtaining banking licences in some of these countries.
“A true lion to the core, Emeke served @ubagroup wearing many hats and playing strategic leadership roles for almost 2 decades of selfless service. He rose to Group Executïve Director at UBA.
“There are no words to describe the depths of our pain as we are forced to say goodbye to one of our very own. Rest well, dearest Emeke.
“We pray that God grant Emeke’s dear wife and wonderful kids the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss”.