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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.

Zenith Bank Jim Ovia, CON
CHAIRMAN

Jim Ovia, CON

Jim Ovia is the founder and chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, one of Africa’s largest banks with over $22.80 billion in assets and shareholders’ funds of US$3.03 billion as at December, 2021.

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Zenith Bank Ebenezer N. Onyeagwu
GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR / CEO

Ebenezer N. Onyeagwu

Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu was appointed Group Managing Director/CEO of Zenith Bank Plc on the 1st of June 2019. He is a seasoned banker and an astute financial strategist with over three decades of banking experience.

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Zenith Bank Adaora Umeoji, PhD
DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR

Adaora Umeoji, PhD

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

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Zenith Bank Umar Shuaib Ahmed
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Umar Shuaib Ahmed

Umar graduated in 1990 with B.Sc (Hons) Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and later obtained an MSc. (Banking & Finance) from Bayero University Kano in 1998.

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Zenith Bank Dr. Temitope Fasoranti
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr. Temitope Fasoranti

Dr. Temitope Fasoranti is a seasoned banker with over three decades of experience in the Nigerian financial services industry. He is an alumnus of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (1988), a Master’s Degree in Economics (1991) and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Economics.

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Zenith Bank Mr. Dennis Olisa
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr. Dennis Olisa

Mr. Olisa attended the Federal Polytechnic Bida graduating with distinction and as the best student in the Faculty of Business Administration and Management during his time. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA.

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Zenith Bank Mr. Henry Oroh
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr. Henry Oroh

Henry Oroh holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Benin, Edo State and an MBA from the Lagos State University as well as an LLB Degree from the University of London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN), Nigeria.

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Zenith Bank Mrs. Adobi Nwapa
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mrs. Adobi Nwapa

Mrs. Adobi Stella Nwapa comes to the board with over thirty years’ cognate experience in banking, being a pioneer staff of the Bank since 1990. She possesses robust institutional memory and background, honed from the bank’s foundation as the pioneer customer service officer.

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Zenith Bank Mr. Anthony Akindele Ogunranti
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr. Anthony Akindele Ogunranti

Mr. Ogunranti Akindele is a consummate professional banker with expertise across Banking Operations, Corporate, Commercial, Retail and Branch Banking, Multilaterals, Power & Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Public Sector, Structured Trade & Project Finance, as well as General Management.

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Zenith Bank Professor Chukuka Enwemeka
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Professor Chukuka Enwemeka

He is a Professor at the 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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Zenith Bank Jeffery Efeyini
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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Zenith Bank Gabriel Ita Asuquo Ukpeh
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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Zenith Bank Engr. Mustafa Bello
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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Zenith Bank Dr. Al-Mujtaba Abubakar
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr. Al-Mujtaba Abubakar

Dr. Al-Mujtaba Abubakar is currently the Managing Director of Apt Pensions Funds Managers Limited. He is a graduate of the Leeds Polytechnic, UK. He is a renowned Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria

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Zenith Bank Omobola Ibidapo-Obe Ogunfowora (PhD)
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Omobola Ibidapo-Obe Ogunfowora (PhD)

Dr. Omobola Ibidapo-Obe Ogunfowora, a Legal Practitioner and Corporate Governance Practitioner, graduated LLB (Hons) from the Cardiff Law School, United Kingdom and obtained LLM from the same University.

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Zenith Bank Mr. Chuks Emma Okoh, FCA
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr. Chuks Emma Okoh, FCA

Mr. Chuks Emma Okoh joins the board of Zenith Bank Plc as a Non-Executive Director with over thirty (30) years of cognate experience in the Banking Industry & Telecommunications Sector. He comes with deep insight and varied experience spanning the areas of Finance, Internal Audit, Risk Management, Compliance, Operations & Strategic Management.

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Zenith Bank Mr. Peter Olatunde Bamkole
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr. Peter Olatunde Bamkole

Mr. Peter Olatunde Bamkole joins the Board of Zenith Bank Plc as an Independent Non-Executive Director with robust experience spanning several sectors including oil and gas, public utilities, and executive education.

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