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Ndidi Nwuneli, Tola Sapara, Daniel Emeka, Evans Akanno, Others Share Ideas On Business Growth At Union Bank’s 'Engage' Series

By Red Media Africa
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Union Bank’s innovative leadership and networking series, ‘Engage’ held its 3rd edition on Friday 9 December, 2016 at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotels, Lagos, with young entrepreneurs and professionals in attendance.

An initiative of Union Bank, ‘Engage’, which has held in Abuja and Port Harcourt, is a networking event for professionals and entrepreneurs to connect and share innovative ideas and foresight on how to thrive better.

Themed ‘Navigating and Succeeding in Tough Times’, the series takes into consideration the current tough economic transition in Nigeria, and how it puts pressure on businesses, especially those owned by young entrepreneurs and even in business where these professionals work.

Some entrepreneurs and professionals present at the event were: Head, Elite & Royalty Banking, Union Bank, Dayo Odulate; Head, Communication and Media, Union Bank, Omotola Oyebanjo; Group Head, Commercial Banking, Union Bank, Gloria Omereonye; Founder, LEAP Africa, Ndidi Nwuneli; Country Director, Alstrom Group, Tola Sapara; CEO, SurkReo Communications, Daniel Emeka; CEO, Cregital, Evans Akanno; Co-Founder, Pledge51, Zubair Abubakar; Founder, MyLekkiAttitude, Adewale Adetona; Founder, Mamalette, Anike Lawal; amongst others.

“With almost 100 years of experience in the Nigerian financial industry, Union Bank understands the need to adapt and also anticipate new challenges. Tough times does not affect big companies alone, but also small businesses and individuals too,” said Omotola Oyebanjo, Head of Communications and Media, Union Bank. “We created ‘Engage’, a platform that allows young professionals and business leaders network, engage, identify and recommend real-time solutions to challenges faced by corporate organisations, businesses and even professionals in their chosen careers.”

The Engage Series and the launch of three (3) state-of-the-art branches in Lagos are part of the engagement activities accompanying Union Bank’s transformation across the country.

Team Lead, Communication and Media, Union Bank, Omotola Oyebanjo; Founder, LEAP Africa, Ndidi Nwuneli; Group Head, Commercial Banking, Union Bank, Gloria Omereonye; Country Director, Alstrom Group, Tola Sapara; Lead, Media & External Affairs, Union Bank, Olufemi Adekola, at the Union Bank 'Engage' event held at Four Points by Sheraton in Lagos.

About Union Bank Plc.
Established in 1917 and listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1971, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. is a household name and one of Nigeria’s long-standing and most respected financial institutions. The Bank is a trusted and recognizable brand, with an extensive network of over 300 branches across Nigeria. In late 2012, a new Board of Directors and Executive Management team were appointed to Union Bank and in 2014 the Bank began executing a transformation programme to re-establish it as a highly respected provider of quality financial services.

The Bank currently offers a variety of banking services to both individual and corporate clients including current, savings and deposit account services, funds transfer, foreign currency domiciliation, loans, overdrafts, equipment leasing and trade finance. The Bank also offers its customers convenient electronic banking channels and products including Online Banking, Mobile Banking, Debit Cards, ATMs and POS Systems. More information can be found at:

About Red Media Africa
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It focuses on using inspiration, empowerment and action to help brands and organisations connect with their audiences, enhance their bottom-lines and lead in their industries. It has 6 major practice areas: Corporate Practice, Technology Practice, SME Practice, Governance Practice, Faith Practice and the International Practice - with work for brands across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. RED owns the continent's largest portfolio of youth media brands. Its Content Division holds brands across TV, radio, online and events including Y! Magazine,, Rubbin' Minds, #YTech100 and the The RED Summit. It also anchors a development firm, The Future Project, which projects include Africa's leading youth platform, The Future Awards Africa, and, which is run in conjunction with Microsoft.‎