Pan-African financial Institution, United Bank for Africa Plc got double recognition over the weekend as it emerged the best institution in support of Education (CSR) 2019 as the chief executive officer, UBA Foundation and group head, Corporate Communications, Bola Atta, also received the award as Top Corporate Affairs professional 2019, at the 7th Annual Brands & MarketingConference.
The event held at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce Exhibition centre, saw Atta, beat other nominees to the prize as a result of her impressive performance leading UBA’s corporate communications.
The successful organisation of the UBA Market Place,which took place in Abuja last July; positioning UBA as a foremost pan Africa Bank and the birth of REDTV, the fast-paced digital lifestyle channel were some of her achievements that won her the award.
UBA’s CSR arm, the UBA Foundation was crowned best institution in support of Education 2019 for its dedication to improving access to education on the continent, particularly through the National Essay Competition where students have received grants from the foundation, for the past nine years.
Speaking about the National Essay Competition as she thanked the BJAN for the awards, Atta said, “It is always such joy to see winners of this competition each year and to know that with the grants that they receive to go to university, they will be changing their lives, the lives of their families and impacting their communities positively.”
She noted that education remains one of the main pillars of the UBA Foundation.
The president of BJAN, Princewill Ekwujuru, commended UBA Foundation for its strong footprint across Africa.“Through its Read Africa Initiative and the scholarship grants given to winners of the National Essay Competition, the Foundation has done very well to transform the lives of many,” he said.