The CEO of the United Bank for Africa (UBA)’s operations in the US, Sola Yomi-Ajayi, has been appointed into the United States (US EXIM) Committee on Sub-Saharan Africa for 2020/2021.
This was disclosed by the UBA’s Group Chairman, Tony Elumelu, who explained that the appointment of Sola, as a member of the US EXIM Advisory Committee for Sub-Saharan Africa is welcome news.
Elumelu said: “The appointment of Sola, as a member of the US EXIM Advisory Committee for Sub-Saharan Africa is welcome news.
“UBA’s global network of offices in New York, London, and Paris, permits us to be the preferred financial intermediary between Africa and the rest of the world. Our mission at UBA is fully aligned with the objectives of the US EXIM.”
The EXIM President and Chairman, Kimberly Reed, also congratulated Yomi-Ajayi and the other appointees.
Read said: “With six of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world and more than one billion consumers, Africa is poised to play a pivotal role in the global economy.
“Supporting US exports to sub-Saharan Africa is one of our top priorities at EXIM and my deepest congratulations goes to the new members of the EXIM Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee”.
The committee includes prominent members of the US business community and Ms. Yomi-Ajayi is the sole representative of an African institution.
Others appointed into the committee are Daniel Runde, who chairs the committee, C. Derek Campbell, Chief Executive Officer, Energy, and Natural Resource Security, Inc; Scott Eisner, Senior Vice President, African Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Rebecca Enonchong, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer AppsTech; Lori Helmers, Executive Director/Americas Export Finance Head, JPMorgan Chase Bank; Florizelle Liser, President and Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Council on Africa; Mima Nedelcovych, Chairman, AfricaGlobal Schaffer; EE Okpa, Principal, The OKPA Co; Marise Duff Stewart, Director Customer and Industry Relations, Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company and Paul Sullivan, President – International Business, Acrow Bridge.