Zenith Bank Announces New Appointments


By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Three new appointments have been announced by Zenith Bank Plc and are waiting the approval of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The three appointees are Ms Adaora Umeoji, Mr Ebenezer Onyeagwu and Mr Ahmed Umar Shuaib.

While Ms Umeoji and Mr Onyeagwu were appointed as new Deputy Managing Directors (pending CBN’s nod), Mr Shuaib was named an Executive Director of the bank.

Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr Peter Amangbo, in a statement, said at the “meeting of the board of directors of Bank held on October 19, 2016 2016, Ms Adaora Umeoji (Executive Director) and Mr Ebenezer Onyeagwu (Executive Director) of the bank respectively were appointed Deputy Directors of the bank, subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).”

He further said, “The board also approved the appointment of Mr Ahmed Umar Shuaib as Executive Director.”

According to the statement, prior to her current appointment, Ms Umeoji was the executive director in charge of the Business Group in Abuja and the Northern Zone of the bank.

She holds a Bachelor Degree in Sociology and MBA in Business Administration. Adaora has over twenty years cognate banking industry and a very broad executive management experience spanning credit and marketing, treasury operations, branch management and human resources.

She has attended several executive management programs including the Harvard Business School and Wharton Business School amongst others.

She is a member of several provisional bodies including the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).

In his own, Mr Onyeagwu was until his current appointment the Executive Director in charge of Institutional Banking Group and equally supervised other strategic business Groups and Zones in the bank.

He has 24 years cognate banking industry experience which spans Branch operations, Credit and Marketing, Internal Control and Institutional Banking.

Mr Onyeagwu is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (FCA) and has attended several executive management programmes including Wharton Business, Columbus Business School and Harvard Business School amongst others.

Also, Mr Shuaib, until his appointments as an executive director, was the general manager in charge of Abuja Zone.

His banking career spans over 23 years covering branch operations, branch management and credit and marketing.

Mr Shuaib is a fellow of Nigerian Institute of Loan and Risk Management. Honorary Senior Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers and Member, Nigerian Institute of Management. He has attended numerous executive programmes both within and outside the country, including Strategic Business course at the London Business School and Harvard Business School, USA.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via dipo.olowookere@businesspost.ng

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