Marufatu Abiola Bawuah A journey of perseverance to the top
She grew up in a typical Zongo community where parents placed more premium on education for the boy-child rather than extending similar opportunities to girls.
These setbacks notwithstanding, she was challenged to make it to the top in order to silence those who advised her father to find a vocation for her rather than ‘waste’ his money on her education and development.Raised by unschooled parents, her brothers enjoyed more attention in their schooling, but determined not to be left behind, she decided to follow them to school. And with her eyes on the ball, she turned out as one of the best students in her school and it naturally opened the floodgates of success for her until date. She is Mrs Marufatu Abiola Bawuah, the Regional Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of United Bank for Africa for six countries comprising Ghana, Republic of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone.