The Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, UBA Africa, Abiola Bawuah, the President, Transnational Corporation (Transcorp) Plc, Owen Omogiafo, and Guinness Record breaker, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, have been listed among the dignitaries to speak at the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc 2023 Africa Day celebration.
Also expected to speak on growth and business innovation in Africa at the event are renowned fashion designer, Banke Lawson-Kuku, and Business and Technology Executive, Folusho Gbadamosi.
UBA, in a statement made available to The Star on Monday, said the event will be held at the Tony Elumelu Amphitheater, UBA House, on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
The bank stated: “Coming at a time where Africans are achieving great feat on the global front, UBA Conversation 2023 provides the opportunity for the African and global audience to hear and connect with diverse panelists on their African journeys, and how they have waded through various challenges to attain global successes in their own rights.
“This year’s theme is: ‘Innovating for Growth in Africa’ and interestingly, this edition involves an all-female panel who are certified professionals in their own right from various fields.
“They include the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, UBA Africa, Abiola Bawuah; President, Transnational Corporation (Transcorp) Plc, Owen Omogiafo; award-winning and trendsetting Foodpreneur/Chef, Hilda Baci; Renowned Fashion Designer, Banke Lawson-Kuku and Business & Technology Executive; Folusho Gbadamosi.
“These intelligent women will speak on how they have succeeded at their craft overtime, and the place of innovation in business. They will also speak on their personal journeys, and how women have aptly taken their pride of place against all odds to emerge as business leaders while supporting change on this continent.”
Others expected at the event are the Chairman, UBA Group, Tony Elumelu; the Group Managing Director, Oliver Alawuba; other management staff, and business leaders, among others.
Since 1963, Africa Day has been celebrated every year on May 25 across the African continent and worldwide.
The day was inaugurated by the Organisation of African Unity, in celebration of the unity, diversity, and beauty of Africa and its people.