Zenith Bank Confirms First Female CEO- Effective From May 31, 2024

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Few hours ago, one of the foremost lovely banks in Nigeria, Zenith Bank Plc has some hours ago confirmed the appointment of Adaora Umeoji as first female CEO to take over from the current GMD, Dr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, on May 31, 2024.

9News Nigeria reports that Zenith Bank Plc has announced the foremost banker, Dr. Adaora Umeoji as its new Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

This appointment was disclosed on Tuesday, in a statement signed by the company secretary, Michael Otu, which was filed with the Nigerian Exchange Limited.

Dame (Dr) Adaora Umeoji is the first female GMD/CEO since the inception of the bank, and her appointment is consistent with the bank’s executive transition tradition, succession plan, and strategy of grooming leaders from within,” part of the statement read.

Before this appointment, Umeoji was the Deputy Managing Director of the bank since October 28, 2016, and with nearly 30 years of banking experience of which 26 years has been with Zenith Bank.

She is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, where she attended the Advanced Management Programme.

Umeoji is also an alumnus of Columbia Business School with a Certificate in the Global Banking Program.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Jos, a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, and a first-class honours degree in law from Baze University, Abuja.

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She holds a Master of Laws from the University of Salford, United Kingdom, a Master in Business Administration from the University of Calabar, and also has a doctorate in business administration from Apollos University, USA.

Umeoji also holds a Certificate in Economics for Business from the prestigious MIT Sloan School of Management, USA, and has attended various management programmes in renowned Universities around the world including the strategic thinking and Management programme at Wharton Business School, USA.

Umeoji’s appointment will take effect from June 1, 2024, following the expiration of office of the current GMD, Dr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, on May 31, 2024 as gathered by our correspondent.

Princely Onyenwe reporting

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