Zenith Bank Appoints Adaora Umeoji As First Female Deputy Managing Director


The board of directors of Zenith Bank Plc has announced the appointments of Ms Adaora Umeoji as the first female Deputy Managing, this after 26 years of the bank establishment. Also appointed alongside Ms Adaora, is Mr Ebenezer Onyeagwu as Deputy Managing Director and Mr Ahmed Umar Shuaib as Executive Director.

Prior to her current appointment, Ms Adaora was the Executive Director in charge of Public Sector, Abuja and Middle Belt Zones. She holds a Bachelor degree in Sociology, B.Sc (Hons) Sociology from the University of Jos, Plateau State and MBA in Business Administration from the University of Calabar.

Adaora Umeoji has over Twenty (20) years cognate banking industry and a very broad Executive management experience. She has held several management positions in the Bank and has contributed significantly to the current profitability of the Bank. She currently heads the most profitable arm of the Bank and has competently acquitted herself in all areas of the bank she has worked.

Ms. Umeoji has attended several offshore management programs including the Havard Business School (Executive Education Certificate (OPM) Key Executive Programme, University of Pennyslvania, Philadelphia, USA (Certificate in Strategic Thinking & Management for Competitive Advantage) as well as the Wharton Business School.

She is a member of several professional bodies including Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Nigeria (ICPAN) and Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). Mr Ebenezer Onyeagwu, he 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. mr Onyeagwu has over twenty four 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 Account of Nigeria (FCA) and has attended several executive management programmes including Wharton Business, Columbia Business School and the Harvard Business School among others. Mr Ahmed Umar Shuaib, until his appointment as an executive director, Umar was the General Manager in charge of Abuja Zone. His banking career spans over 23 years covering branches operations, branch management and credit and marketing.

Umar 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 courses at the London Business School and Harvard Business School, USA.

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