Marufatu Abiola Aawuah - Updated May 2024

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Marufatu Abiola Aawuah

Marufatu Abiola Aawuah is a notable Ghanaian businesswoman. Marufatu Abiola Bawuah became the first woman to hold the position of managing director and chief executive officer at United Bank for Africa in 2014.

Early Life and Education

Marufatu Abiola Aawuah was born on September 25, 1968, which makes her age 54 years old as of May 2023. She was born in Ghana and holds Ghanaian nationality. Likewise, she was raised in Aflao, Ghana where she completed her secondary education at the Achimota School. According to her birthdate, she was born under the sun sign Libra.

She pursued her education further and earned a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from the University of Lagos in Nigeria. Later, she obtained an LLB from the University of London.

She is a graduate of the University of Ghana with an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) in finance and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) marketing diploma. She has several credentials from institutions like Harvard Business School, Columbia, University of New York, INSEAD, and Switzerland’s Institut Villa Pierrefeu in the field of leadership.

Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Abiola is a Nigerian finance and businesswoman. She currently serves as the United Bank for Africa’s regional CEO, overseeing six nations: Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Before that, she held positions as a business relationship officer with Standard Chartered Bank, a relationship manager with CAL Bank, an authorized dealing broker with Strategic African Securities, and an investment officer with the law firm that was then Bentsi-Enchi and Letsa (now Bentsi-Enchil, Letsa, and Ankomah). Abiola Bawuah takes over as UBA Africa’s first female CEO in January 2023. Moreover, she has written a memoir named “Chosen from the Darkness”. “Aboala Bawuah Foundation” is the non-profit organization she founded.

Marufatu Abiola Aawuah

Caption: Marufatu Abiola Aawuah receiving an award
Source: Pulse Ghana

Personal Life

Marufatu belongs to straight sexuality. As for her marital status, she is a married woman. However, she hasn’t disclosed details about her husband and married life. She is the mother of three children but their information is not available at the moment.


Marufatu Abiola Aawuah received the 2016 Marketing Woman of the Year Award from the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG). She was the 2016 recipient of the Ghana Accountancy and Finance’s Finance Personality of the Year Award. The African Report recognized her as one of the continent’s 50 most powerful businesswomen in July 2018. She presented the 2020 Woman of the Year EMY Award.

Marufatu Abiola Aawuah – Net Worth 2024

Along with their name and fame, Marufatu Abiola Aawuah also has earned a huge amount of money throughout her successful career. She has a net worth of between $1 million and $5 million as of May 2023. But she hasn’t disclosed her salary and other asset values.

Social Media

Reflecting on her social media presence, Marufatu Abiola Aawuah is only active on Instagram and Twitter. Her Instagram account ‘@bawuahmarufatuabiola’ has just 24 followers and has shared 16 posts. Likewise, she joined Twitter in February 2017 and has more than 421 followers on her account ‘@@AbiolaMBawuah’.

Marufatu Abiola Aawuah – Body Measurements

Talking about her physical appearance, Marufatu Abiola Aawuah has a height of 5 feet 3 inches but her weight is unknown. Likewise, there are no details about her body size, dress size, shoe size, waist size, and so on. Looking at her pictures we can assume that she has a pair of black eyes with black colored short hair.

Marufatu Abiola Aawuah

Caption: Marufatu Abiola Aawuah posing for a photo
Source: LinkedIn Ghana