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The Zenith Bank management team is made up of seasoned individuals determined to deliver superior financial solutions to both businesses and individuals.


Our success stems from the experience, leadership, professionalism and vision of our management and staff. Zenith Bank leverages the talents of world-renowned group of financial experts, legal and technology experts to deliver industry-leading solutions and services for its consumer and business customers.

 

Jim Ovia

Jim Ovia is Co-Founder and pioneer Managing Director/CEO of Zenith Bank Plc. He has over 25 years banking experience.


He is the Chairman of the Nigeria Software Development Initiative (NSDI) and also Chairman, National Information Technology Advisory Committee [NITAC]. He is a member of the Governing Council, Nigerian Investment Promotion Council [NIPC] and also a member of the Honorary International Investor Council.


Jim Ovia is a member of the Governing Council of Lagos State University, Lagos and also a member of the Board of Trustees, Redeemer's University For Nations, Lagos. He is the proprietor of the proposed University of Information and Communication Technology, Agbor, Delta State; he served on the board of American International School, Lagos [2001 -2003].


Jim Ovia headed various Non-Governmental Organisations [NGO] at various times including being the first President of the Nigeria Internet Group [2001-2003]; member, Tsunami Disaster Relief Committee and co-ordinator Nigerians United To Save Niger Republic [NUSAN].


He is the founder and Chairman of Mankind United to Support Total Education (MUSTE), a philanthropic organization focused on providing scholarship for the less privileged, of which some of the beneficiaries are now qualified Medical Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers etc.


Jim Ovia is also the founder of the ICT Foundation for Youth Empowerment, which focuses on improving the socio-economic welfare of Nigerian Youths by inspiring and motivating them to embrace Information and Communication Technology. The initiative holds annual Youth Empowerment conferences.


In November 2000, Jim Ovia was conferred with the national award of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by the President, Federal Government of Nigeria. He had earlier received the Zik Award for professional leadership in April 1999. He was also conferred with the honorary degree of Doctor of Science [D.Sc) in Finance by the Lagos State University in October, 2005.


Jim Ovia has a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana, Louisiana, USA in 1979 and a B.Sc degree in Business Administration from Southern University, Louisiana, USA (1977). He is also an Alumnus of Harvard Business School (OPM).


Jim Ovia is a motivational speaker and has delivered speeches at several conferences. He has authored several published and unpublished works and he is in the vanguard of promotion and propagation of Information and Communication Technology in Nigeria.

Gowin Emefiele

He is the Group Managing Director, Zenith Bank Plc, a position he has held since August 2010. Until then he was the Deputy Managing Director of the bank, having been appointed into that position in 2001. Emefiele has been on the bank's management team since inception and has held various management positions in the bank, including serving as the Bank's Executive Director in charge of Corporate Banking, Treasury, Financial Control and Strategic Planning.

Until he took over as Group Managing Director, Emefiele was directly responsible for all the Group's local subsidiaries, Treasury and Correspondent Banking, and Multilateral, Conglomerates, & Private Banking. He also had responsibilities for direct supervision of majority of the bank's branches in Lagos and Northern Nigeria.

Emefiele has over twenty-six (26) years banking experience and holds a B.Sc and an MBA in Finance both from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Before commencing his banking career, he lectured Finance, Bank Management, and Insurance at the University of Nigeria and University of Port Harcourt respectively.

He is an alumnus of Stanford University, Harvard and Wharton Graduate School of Business where he took courses in Negotiation, Service Excellence, Critical Thinking, Leading Change and Strategy.

Under Emefiele's leadership, Zenith Bank has strengthened its position as a leading financial institution in Africa, winning recognition and getting endorsement at home and abroad for giant strides in key performance areas like corporate governance, service delivery and deployment of cutting-edge ICT as well as impact in the bank's numerous spheres of operations.

In 2012, Emefiele's visionary leadership saw Zenith Bank receiving acclaim from reputable institutions such as world finance, CFI and FTSE Global Markets that have named Zenith the Best in Corporate Governance, Best Commercial Bank in Africa, and Emerging Global Super brand respectively."

Peter Amangbo

Peter has over two decades of experience with Zenith Bank which cuts across Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, Business Development, Credit and Marketing, Finance Control and Strategic Planning and Operations. He was appointed to the board of the Bank and its subsidiary companies in 2005. He was a pioneer Non-Executive Director of Zenith Bank UK. Prior to joining the Banking Industry, he was a consultant with PriceWaterhouse where he covered assignments in financial services, manufacturing and general commerce.

 

He is an alumnus of INSEAD and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He holds an MBA from the Warwick Business School and a B Eng in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

 

Francis Chukwunyem

Francis Chukwunyem, General Manager, holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Benin (1991), and a Master's degree in Computer Science (1998) from the University of Lagos. He is Currently the Chief Information Officer of the BanK . He has several Certifications in different areas of Information technology. He was the Pioneer Group Head of the Payment Cards Dept. He was also the Pioneer Group Head of E- Business Dept.

Nwapa Adaobi Stella

Nwapa Adaobi Stella, General Manager, holds a Bachelors degree in History from the Imo State University (1985). She has attended several local and international courses and programmes including World Finance/Wining Negotiation Strategies at Harvard Business School and London Business School. She is an honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (HCIB). She is currently a Group Zonal Head with management and supervisory responsibilities."

Sola Oladipo

Sola Oladipo, General Manager, he holds a bachelors degree in Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Lagos. He is an alumnus of London Business School and Columbia University, New York where he took courses in Leadership and Strategy. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA); Associate, Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers of Nigeria (ACIS) and Associate, Chartered Institute of Taxation (ACIT). He has over twenty (20) years banking experience and has held several management positions in Zenith Bank including Corporate Banking, Pioneer Group Head, Aviation; Pioneer Group Head, Conglomerates and Consumer Credit and Agric (CCC), before moving over to Apapa Zone in 2010. He worked in the Treasury Department of Prime Merchant Bank Limited before joining Zenith Bank Plc in 1995."

Ekpebu Tari Jeffrey

Ekpebu Tari Jeffrey, General Manager, holds a Bachelors degree in Management from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (1985), and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing (1995) also from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology. He worked in institutions including Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria and Commercial Bank of Africa before joining Zenith Bank in 1995. He is an honourary senior member of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, a fellow of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN), Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (ICAD) and Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM). He is currently the Group Zonal Head of the Owerri Zone of the Bank."

Ilegar Sunday

Ilegar Sunday Ighiezemhe, General Manager, holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy (1989) and a Master's degree in Business Administration (Finance - 2001) from the Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma. He has attended several local and international courses and programmes including Risk management for Board Directors (EMEA), Challenging Leaders to Create the Future (London Business School), Fraud Prevention and Control in Banks and Other Financial Institutions (CIBN) and International and Domestic Operations (H. Pierson and Associates). He is currently the Group Zonal Head, Anambra/Delta Zone."

Tope Fasoranti

Dr Temitope Fasoranti, General Manager, has spent over 22 years in the Nigerian Banking Industry and holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from the Obafemi Awolowo University (1988), a Master's degree in Economics (1991)and a PhD in Economics. He has attended several local and international courses and programmes including Creating and Leading High Performance Teams (The Wharton School, Pennsylvania, USA), and Developing Strategy for Value Creation (London Business School). He is currently the Group Zonal Head Ilupeju/Gbagada Zone overseeing 13 branches having worked in Treasury and Corporate Finance in First Bank, and Zenith bank's Corporate Banking ,Oil & Gas and Apapa Groups.

Osakwe Osadebe

Osadebe Osakwe, General Manager, holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos (1990), and a Master's degree in Finance (1992) from the University of Lagos. He also holds a CFM (Corporate Finance) from the London Business School, a PGDIP (Strategy and Finance) form the Oxford University and an AMDP (Real Estate) from Harvard University. He is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He holds a PhD in International Business from the International School of Management, France. He worked in the bank's Corporate Banking Group before moving to head the South East 1 zone of bank's operations comprising 16 branches."

Joseph Ezenwa

Joseph Esenwa, General Manager, holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting and a Master's degree in Business Administration both from the University of Benin. He is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Accountants (1981). He is currently the Chief Inspector of the bank and has experience in treasury, funds transfer, financial control and strategic planning, marketing and internal control and audit. "

Adaora Umeoji

Adaora holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Jos and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Calabar. She is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and also a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Nigeria (ICPAN).

She has extensive experience, which span over several years of covering various department of the bank ranging from Customer Service, Treasury and Credit & Marketing. She has won numerous awards for service excellence and business development in the bank. She has attended a number of offshore courses including an Executive Education programme on Strategic Thinking and Management for Competitive Advantage at Wharton Business School, Pennsylvania, USA in 2002. She also attended the Harvard Business School Executive Education (OPM) in 2004.

She is the Regional/Group Director of the bank heading the Abuja Zone, which has the responsibility of managing the large corporates, high net worth individuals and Private and Public Sector relationship, in the Federal Capital Territory.

Nonye Ayeni

Nonye Ayeni, General Manager, holds a Bachelors degree in Microbiology from the University of Ife and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos. She is an alumnus of Insead Business School, France and has attended several courses at the Wharton Business School, USA and Derivatives Bootcamp Training in the UK. She is currently a Group Head with responsibilities for Treasury, Foreign Exchange and Correspondent Banking. She also has responsibility for supervising some branches in the Lagos area." .

Ebenezer Onyeagwu

Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu is an Executive Director of Zenith Bank Plc. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) 2003 as well as an Alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania, USA (Wharton Executive Education), Columbia Business School, Columbia University, United States of America and the Harvard Business School. .

Mr. Onyeagwu has over twenty two (22) years cognate banking industry experience. He worked as Credit Analyst in the defunct Financial Merchant Bank Limited and later joined Citizens International Bank Limited where he held several management positions in the Bank ranging from Branch Head, Warri Branch and Ikoyi Branch respectively. .

He joined Zenith Bank Plc in 2002 as a Senior Manager in the Internal Control and Audit Group of the bank and has served in various capacities as Assistant General Manager, in charge of coordination of strategies for Business Development and Relationship management for Ikeja branch and General Manager, Zonal Head, Ikeja Zone, responsible for the supervision of twenty five (25) branches of the bank within Ikeja and Otta, Ogun State.

Until his appointment, he was the General Manager in charge of Commercial Banking Group as well as Ikeja Zone of the Bank.

Gideon Janikie

Gideon Jarikre, General Manager, holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Benin (1985), and a Master's degree in Banking and Finance (1997) from the University of Benin. He worked with The Guardian Press Ltd on the financial news beat and with Institutional Investors before joining Zenith Bank in 1991. He headed the bank's Trade Service3s Group for over 15 years. He currently manages and supervises the bank's foreign subsidiaries."

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