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The Board of Directors

For over 20 years, our Board of Directors who are shareholders and active participants in the bank's planning have provided strength, stability and a vision to help us lead our customers where they want to go.

CHAIRMAN

Jim Ovia, CON

Jim Ovia is the founder and pioneer Group Managing Director / CEO of Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria’s largest and Africa’s 6th largest bank by Shareholders’ Funds. He was at the helm of affairs, from inception, for 20 years until his resignation in July, 2010. He was reappointed the Chairman of the bank in 2014.

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GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR / CEO

Ebenezer N. Onyeagwu

Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu is a vastly experienced Chartered Accountant, a knowledgeable and astute financial expert, trained in reputable institutions of learning in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

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DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR

Adaora Umeoji, PhD

Dr. Adaora Umeoji is the Deputy Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc.

With over 20 years cognate banking and broad executive management experience, Dr Adaora Umeoji rose through the ranks to her current position.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Umar Shuaib Ahmed

 

Until his appointment as an Executive Director, Umar Shuaib Ahmed was a General Manager and Zonal Head supervising 7 branches and 3 Strategic Business Units in Abuja and also coordinated 3 zones comprising over 20 Branches in the North-West and North-East.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr. Temitope Fasoranti

Dr. Temitope Fasoranti, has spent over 26 years in the Nigerian Banking Industry. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (1988), a Master’s degree in Economics (1991) and a PhD in Economics all from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr. Dennis Olisa

Mr. Olisa is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Nigeria (FCA), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB) and an Associate, Chartered Institute of Taxation (ACIT).

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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Professor Chukuka Enwemeka

He is a Professor, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at San Diego State University, California, United States of America. Prior to this appointment, he was the Professor and Dean, College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, United States of America.

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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jeffery Efeyini

He is an experienced and well-rounded international banker, international trade expert and financial services professional with a powerful entrepreneurial streak, combined with risk aversion and with an eye to the “bottom line”.

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INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Professor O. Ibidapo-Obe

Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe (FAAS, FTWAS, FAS, FAEng, OFR) a Distinguished Professor of Systems Engineering and former Vice Chancellor (2000-2007) of the University of Lagos and former Vice Chancellor of the new Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo Ebonyi State Nigeria (2011-2016); was the President of the Nigerian Academy of Science from 2009-2013. He attended the University of Lagos from 1968-1971.

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INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Gabriel Ita Asuquo Ukpeh

Mr. Ukpeh is an internationally acclaimed consultant in business strategy, risk management, process re-engineering and financial services, who was, until recently, a Senior Partner and Risk Quality Leader for Africa at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ENGR. MUSTAFA BELLO

Engr. Mustafa Bello graduated with B.Engr. (Civil Engineering), from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria in 1978 with Second Class Upper Division and won the Shell prize for best project and thesis for Faculty of Engineering in 1978.

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