Sola Yomi-Ajayi is a highly experienced banker with over 25 years of banking experience managing Corporate and Institutional relationships with significant experience in, Structured Lending, Transaction Banking, Risk Management, Financial Inclusion, Correspondent Banking, and Operations.
Currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UBA America with responsibility for growing the UBA franchise in the US, Sola is responsible for strategy formulation as well as oversight for various business groups at UBA such as Global Financial Institutions (GFI), Embassies, Multilateral, and Development Organizations (EMDO) as well as our Global Investor Services (GIS) teams. She leads the respective teams in the execution of corporate strategy and delivery of unique best-in-class financial solutions to UBA’s customers across these business segments.
Adesola has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and an MBA from the Aberdeen Business School. She has also attended leadership and executive programs at Harvard Business School and Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.
She is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, UK and a Member, Board of Trustees for the US-based Institute of International Banking.
As the Chief Risk Officer of UBA America, Ernest Dio leads our risk enterprise in the anticipation, identification, control, mitigation, and management of all risks associated with the company.
Ernest has been with UBA Group since 2004 and over the last 13 years, has served in different capacities at UBA America. Prior to his current role, he has served as Chief Operating Officer, Head of International Operations, and Head of Risk Management. He is a member of the Nigerian Chartered Institute of Bankers as well as the Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists.
Ernest holds a Master of Science in Economics from Ambrose Alli University and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Jos.
Michael Nwosu supervises operations, IT, and service assurance as Chief Operating Officer for UBA America. He manages the day-to-day running of the bank’s operations, including supervisory support of the finance and resources departments.
Michael has been with UBA America since 2007 and with UBA Group since 2003. He previously served as Head, Risk Management at the company, and his experience cuts across operations, audit & internal control, risk management, and compliance. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Benin in Nigeria and is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management.
Ugochukwu Abanum is a Chartered Accountant and seasoned financial analyst with over a decade’s experience spanning audit and assurance, accounting advisory, financial control and reporting, performance management and strategy.
As Chief Financial Officer, Ugo is primarily responsible for overseeing the bank’s financial, regulatory and management reporting processes, budgeting and performance management while also playing a critical role supporting the CEO in the formulation and execution of the bank’s strategy.
Prior to joining UBA America, Ugo was the Chief Financial Officer at UBA Ghana Limited, the flagship subsidiary of the UBA Group where he also worked closely with the Regional Chief Executive in implementing and executing strategy for the nine countries in the UBA West Africa region. Prior to that, he was Head of Financial Reporting at UBA Plc. Before joining the UBA Group in 2014, Ugo worked in the audit and assurance division of KPMG Nigeria where he led several successful financial statement audits in the banking and other financial services industry.
Ugo holds a Bsc in Estate Management from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and an MBA from Warwick Business School, Coventry, United Kingdom. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a winner of the ICAN national overall best prize award. He is also a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).
Vibhuti Sharma has over two decades of banking experience with senior leadership roles in commercial, corporate and investment banking. With experience across Asia, Africa, Europe and North America, he has a deep understanding of emerging and developed markets.
Vibhuti’s extensive cross-functional leadership experience in global business management, client coverage, transaction banking, risk management, structuring, and trade finance has helped him develop strong relationships with the largest public sector organizations, financial institutions, corporates, and foundations globally. He has managed significant global businesses and teams in a variety of roles.
Vibhuti is an alumnus of the Yale School of Management and University of Delhi, India. He holds a certification in Advanced Capital Markets from the New York Institute of Finance and has attended senior executive programs at INSEAD.
Delina is a multilingual and multicultural compliance executive with 20+ years of overall financial services experience in general compliance, with a strong emphasis on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and OFAC compliance.
Prior to joining UBA America, Delina Dhamo-Bryan worked at various foreign bank branches based in NYC where she was the appointed U.S. Bank Secrecy Act and OFAC Officer and responsible for the management and oversight of AML and sanctions compliance programs.
Delina holds a B.A. degree in Philology and Linguistics from Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli (Italy), and another B.A. degree in French Studies (Language and Literature) from University of Tirana (Albania). She also holds an M.A. degree in Comparative Linguistics from the Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli, and an M.S. in Banking from Mercy College (New York, USA). She is CAMS and CFCS-certified and fluent in English, French, Italian and Albanian.
Clive Edmonson has 30+ years of experience in internal auditing, risk management and operations in domestic and foreign banks. He has a wide berth of knowledge in risk and controls, accounting and finance, and compliance.
As the Head of Internal Control for UBA America, Clive performs monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual internal control reviews on a) treasury front office and back office operations, b) accounting and finance, c) information technology and cybersecurity, d) credit marketing and credit administration, and e) money transfer, check processing and customer service operations. He further performs an annual enterprise risk assessment to facilitate ongoing internal control reviews.
Clive graduated Cum Laude from Saint Francis College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Association of International Bank Auditors, and has a certification from the Bank Administration Institute as a Certified Risk Professional (CRP).