People: Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITHB.LG)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jim Ovia

2014 Chairman of the Board

Peter Amangbo

2014 Group Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Stanley Amuchie

2013 Chief Financial Officer

Ben Agbo

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Zenith Securities Limited

David Ajiboye

Registrar/Chief Operating Officer, Zenith Registrars

Mohammed Aminu

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Zenith Medicare Limited

Emeka Anyaeji

2010 Chief Operating Officer, Zenith Trustees Limited

Daniel Asiedu

2010 Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Zenith Bank Ghana

Andrew Martin

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Zenith Bank UK

George Meze

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Zenith Bank Sierra Leone

Ebelechukwu Nwachukwu

Managing Director, Zenith General Insurance

Nkem Oni-Egboma

Managing Director, Zenith Pensions Custodian Limited

Francis Chukwunyem

Chief Information Officer, General Manager

Gideon Jarikre

Chief Compliance Officer, General Manager

Felix Egbon

Chief Risk Officer, Deputy General Manager

Michael Otu

2002 Company Secretary, Legal Adviser

Nonye Ayeni

General Manager

Joseph Esenwa

General Manager, Chief Inspector

Temitope Fasoranti

General Manager

Sunday Ilegar

General Manager

Adobi Nwapa

General Manager

Olusola Oladipo

2014 Executive Director

Ebenezer Onyeagwu

2013 Executive Director

Adaora Umeoji

2012 Executive Director

Marcel Okeke

Chief Economist, Assistant General Manager

Babatunde Adejuwon

2004 Non-Executive Director

Jeffrey Efeyini

2010 Non-Executive Director

Chukuka Enwemeka

2010 Non-Executive Director

Steven Omojafor

2014 Non-Executive Director

Chinyere Asika

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Haruna Sanusi

2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Baba Tela

2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jim Ovia

Mr. Jim Ovia has been Chairman of the Board of ZENITH BANK PLC since June 12, 2014. He was Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Company until July 31, 2010. He co-founded Zenith Bank plc. Mr. Ovia started his career at Barclays Bank, Nigeria. He joined International Merchant Bank Plc as Financial Analyst in 1980, and became Manager in 1987. He was appointed as Head of Corporate Finance at Merchant Bank of Africa in 1988. He had previously received the Zik Award for Professional Leadership in April 1999. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Science in Finance degree by Lagos State University in October 2005. He has been Member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, Lagos State University and Honorary International Investors Council. Additionally, Mr. Ovia has been Member of the Board of Trustees of the Redeemer's University for All Nations and Proprietor of University of Information and Communication Technology. He served on the Board of America International School, Lagos, and held a leadership role as President of Nigeria Internet Group between 2001 and 2003. He is Founder of Mankind United to Support Total Education, a philanthropic organization. Mr. Ovia received a BSc degree in Business Administration from Southern University in 1977 and an MBA degree from University of Louisiana in 1979. He attended Harvard Business School Executive Management Program.

Peter Amangbo

Mr. Peter Olisamedua Amangbo has been Group Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Zenith Bank PLC since June 12, 2014. He is Member of the Staff matters, finance and general purpose committee and the Board risk and audit committee at the Company. He trained with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and qualified as Chartered Accountant before joining the Company in 1993. He was Head of Financial Control and Strategic Planning before moving on to head the Company's Ikoyi branch. His roles at the Company included Head of Corporate and Retail Banking Group and Group of Zonal Head in Lagos. He has banking industry experience, and has attended several offshore courses, such as the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, France. He graduated from the University of Benin with a Bachelors of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 1988 and a Masters degree in Business Administration in 1995.

Stanley Amuchie

Mr. Stanley Amuchie has served as Chief Financial Officer of Zenith Bank PPC since August 2013. He holds a degree in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Benin, where he was a University Scholar during his years of study, and graduated in 1993. He is a Fellow (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (HCIB). He has about two decades post graduation experience spanning Quality Control, Audit, Consulting and Banking, 18 of which have been in the Financial Services industry. He started his financial services career in the Financial Sector of the Audit and Business Advisory Group of the Lagos Office of Arthur Andersen (now KPMG Professional Services) in 1995, where he worked on various Audit and Business advisory assignments for various Banks and Financial Services Operators in Nigeria and other West African Countries. He joined the Financial Control and Strategic Planning Department of Zenith Bank PLC in 2000 and has been the Financial Controller of the Zenith Bank Group since 2008. He also coordinated the Bank's Foreign Subsidiaries' Operations.

Ben Agbo

Mr. Ben Andrew Agbo serves as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Zenith Securities Limited of Zenith Bank PLC. He has 17 years of capital market and banking experience. Previously, he worked at NAL Merchant Bank and Stanbic Bank where he consummated a number of privatization, debt and equity issuance deals for companies in the manufacturing, banking, and tourism industries. Prior to this, he worked at Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission for eight years. He is Member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and received a Masters degree in Finance from the University of Lagos.

David Ajiboye

Mr. David Bayo Ajiboye serves as Registrar/Chief Operating Officer, Zenith Registrars of Zenith Bank PLC. He has had over 22 years of banking experience spanning Credit Administration and Credits Risk Management at IMB International Bank Plc and Zenith Bank PLC, respectively. He is Lawyer and Associate of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars. He obtained a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Lagos and received an LLB degree from the University of Lagos as well.

Mohammed Aminu

Dr. Mohammed Aminu serves as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Zenith Medicare Limited of Zenith Bank PLC. He has been working in Health Insurance industry for over 10 years, rising through the ranks to the level of Assistant General Manager with the National Health Insurance Scheme. He has also experience in clinical practice and has attended several courses on health insurance and healthcare financing both within Nigeria and internationally. He is Alumnus of the Harvard School of Public health, the United States. He obtained a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Maiduguri and also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree.

Emeka Anyaeji

Mr. Emeka Anyaeji has served as Chief Operating Officer, Zenith Trustees Limited of Zenith Bank PLC since May 2010. He is Corporate Attorney with over 12 years of experience in Legal Advisory. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka (the Nnamdi Azikiwe University) in 1996. He held his Bar finals and obtained an LLB degree from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos in 1997. He graduated with Second Class Honors Upper Division in both institutions, thus distinguishing himself in various areas of law where he emerged as Award winner in various courses at the LLB level. He also earned an LLM (Master of Legal Letters) degree from the University of Lagos with specialization in Investment Laws and Secured Credit Transaction. He was Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Round Table Conference that drafted the new SEC Rules on Custodial Services in Nigeria. He has also attended both local and offshore training on Trusteeship and Custodial services. He is also a registered Trustee with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Daniel Asiedu

Mr. Daniel Asiedu has served as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Zenith Bank Ghana of Zenith Bank PLC since January 2010. Previously, he was appointed as Executive Director of Zenith Bank Ghana in July 2009, the function he held until his present nomination. He was also Chief Operating Officer of Zenith Bank Ghana. A Chartered Accountant by profession with over 17 years of working experience, he has worked in auditing, business consulting, general banking, financial management and investment. His professional experience ranges from Pricewaterhouse, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Zenith Bank Plc, Volta River Authority (VRA) and Standard Trust Bank Ghana Ltd (now UBA (Gh.) Ltd). He obtained a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance Option from the University of Ghana. He has also attended courses both locally and internationally including Executive Management courses at Harvard Business School, Columbia University, The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), Stanford Graduate Business School and Euro-money Training.

Andrew Martin

Mr. Andrew Martin serves as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Zenith Bank UK of Zenith Bank PLC. He joined Zenith Bank UK from ABSA Bank London Branch where, acting as General Manager, he had oversight for wholesale treasury, trade finance and corporate banking business lines. Previously, he spent five years as Head of Finance and Risk at Daiwa Europe Bank and five years as Senior Manager, Finance and Risk at SG Warburg.

George Meze

Ebelechukwu Nwachukwu

Ms. Ebelechukwu Nwachukwu serves as Managing Director, Zenith General Insurance of Zenith Bank PLC. She started her professional career with International Standard Insurers in 1994 as Health Insurance Underwriting and Marketing Officer and subsequently moved to Standard Alliance in 1996 as an officer and worked in both underwriting and marketing functions. She rose to the position of Assistant General Manager before she joined UBA Insurance Company in June 2004. In UBA Insurance Company, she worked as Divisional Head, Retail and Channel Management. After two years, she worked briefly as Marketing Director, Lagos and Western Region. She left UBA Insurance Company in November 2004 and joined UBA Plc as Head of Marketing, Cards Division where she worked until she joined Zenith General Insurance as Deputy General Manager. She is Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Personal Finance Society of London. She obtained a Bachelors degree in Linguistics and Languages from the University of Benin in 1993 and received a Masters of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the ESUT Business School. She has attended courses on Retail financial services, Management, Leadership, Strategy, Products Development and customer services locally and internationally, her most recent being the Essentials of Leadership program at the London Business School.

Nkem Oni-Egboma

Ms. Nkem Oni-Egboma serves as Managing Director, Zenith Pensions Custodian Limited of Zenith Bank PLC. Previously, she held the position of Zonal Head, Zenith Bank Plc in charge of Allen Zone (comprising Allen, Opebi, and Allen Two). She has 20 years of experience in the banking industry (majorly at Zenith Bank PLC) in Treasury Operations, Internal Control and Audit, Marketing, and General Management. She is Certified Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA), and also Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA). She obtained a Second Class Upper Degree in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1989 and received a Masters degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Lagos Akoka in 1998. She attended various training programs, which includes Audit through the Computer in Financial Institutions, and Trade Seminar, Citibank, New York.

Francis Chukwunyem

Mr. Francis Chukwunyem serves as General Manager and Chief Information Officer of Zenith Bank PLC. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Benin (1991), and a Masters degree in Computer Science (1998) from the University of Lagos. He has several Certifications in different areas of Information technology. He was the Pioneer Group Head of the Payment Cards Dept. He was also the Group Head of E-Business Department.

Gideon Jarikre

Mr. Gideon Jarikre serves as Chief Compliance Officer and General Manager of Zenith Bank PLC. He worked in Guardian Publications Limited and Institutional Investors Limited, before joining the Company in January 1991. He served in various capacities in the Correspondent Banking Unit, Energy and Engineering Department and the Foreign Operations Department. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Benin in 1985, and a Masters degree in Finance and Banking from the same university in 1996. He also attended courses, including Management Program at the London Business School.

Felix Egbon

Mr. Felix Egbon is Chief Risk Officer and Deputy General Manager of ZENITH BANK PLC. Mr. Egbon joined the services of the bank in May 2006 with responsibility for branch coordination and subsequently Internal Control and Audit and was responsible for review and enforcement of the bank’s procedures, controls and policies in branches bank wide. He is a fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), honorary member, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and Senior member, Risk Management Association of Nigeria. Prior to his engagement with the Company, he had worked with Pricewaterhouse Cooppers as Audit Senior, Auditing and Business Advisory Services; United Bank for Africa Plc as the Principal Manager in charge of branch coordination, internal control and Audit responsible for review and enforcement of procedures, controls and policies in the bank branches.

Michael Otu

Mr. Michael Osilama Otu has been Company Secretary and Legal Adviser of ZENITH BANK PLC since February 2002. He joined the Company on July 14, 1997. He graduated Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in Law in 1992 from the then Bendel (Edo) State and Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, and attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos State between 1992 and 1993. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1993 with Second Class Honours (Upper Division). He obtained a Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M) from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State in 1996. His professional Banking experience spans over two decades beginning in 1993 when he was employed as a Legal Officer in Crystal Bank of Africa Limited (now UBA Plc). He also worked as a General Counsel and was Deputy Head of Chambers in Vincent Omegba & Co. (Legal Practitioners). He is a member of various professional bodies including the Nigeria Bar Association (N.B.A); Nigerian Society of International Law and the International Bar Association; Honourary, Senior member, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (HCIB) and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). He is a Resource Person for the Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC) and the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) amongst others.

Nonye Ayeni

Ms. Nonye Ayeni serves as General Manager of Zenith Bank PLC. She is currently a Group Head with responsibilities for Treasury, Foreign Exchange and Correspondent Banking. She also has responsibility for supervising some branches in the Lagos area. She joined the Company in 1990 from Nigeria International Bank Limited as a staff member. She worked in the Treasury and Marketing Department before moving on to branch management. She was previously in charge of the Company's Head Office operations, and Idumota and Allen Branches. She received a Bachelors degree in Microbiology from the University of Ife in 1986, and a MBA from the University of Lagos. She also attended Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, France.

Joseph Esenwa

Mr. Joseph Esenwa serves as General Manager and Chief Inspector of Zenith Bank PLC. He has been with the Company since 1991, and has worked in various units, including Financial Control, Treasury Management, Internal Control, Core Operations and Marketing. Prior to joining Zenith Bank PLC, he worked with John Holt Plc as Management Accountant at the division level. He obtained a Bachelors degree in Accounting and an MBA degree from University of Benin in 1986 and 1988, respectively. He is also Chartered Accountant.

Temitope Fasoranti

Dr. Temitope (Tope) Fasoranti serves as General Manager of Zenith Bank PLC. He is currently the Group Zonal Head Ikeja Zone overseeing 13 branches having worked in Treasury and Corporate Finance in First Bank, and Zenith bank's Corporate Banking ,Oil & Gas and Apapa Groups. He has spent over 22 years in the Nigerian Banking Industry and holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from the Obafemi Awolowo University (1988), a Masters degree in Economics (1991) and a PhD in Economics. He has attended several local and international courses and programs including Creating and Leading High Performance Teams (The Wharton School, Pennsylvania, USA), and Developing Strategy for Value Creation (London Business School).

Sunday Ilegar

Mr. Sunday Ighiezemhe Ilegar serves as General Manager of Zenith Bank PLC. He is currently the Group Zonal Head, Anambra/Delta Zone. He worked with Afro Continental (Nig.) Limited, Allstates Trust Bank before joining the Company in 1997. He served in Internal Control and Audit, Operations, Credit and Marketing and Branch Management departments of the Company. He obtained a Higher National Diploma in Accounting from Yaba College of Technology, Yaba in 1989 and an MBA degree from Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma in 2001. He became Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in 1992. He is also Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, and attended several Advanced Management Courses, including Lagos Business School.

Adobi Nwapa

Ms. Adobi Stella Nwapa serves as General Manager of Zenith Bank PLC. She is currently a Group Zonal Head with management and supervisory responsibilities. She started her banking career with the then Co-operative and Commerce Bank in 1988. She joined the Company as staff member, and has banking experience, which include Customer Relations, Consumer Banking, Treasury and Branch Management roles. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Imo State University in 1985. She attended several executive, leadership and management programs at Harvard Business School, London Business School and Lagos Business School.

Olusola Oladipo

Mr. Olusola Oladipo has served as Executive Director of Zenith Bank PLC since March 31, 2014. Prior to his appointment, he was General Manager of the Group Zonal Head in charge of Apapa Zone of the Bank. He joined the Company in 1995, having previously worked in First City Monument Bank and Prime Merchant Bank Limited. He is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Lagos, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University. He is Member of the Board credit committee at the Company.

Ebenezer Onyeagwu

Mr. Ebenezer N. Onyeagwu has served as Executive Director of Zenith Bank PLC since April 24, 2013. Until his appointment, he was General Manager and Group Zonal Head - Ikeja of the Company. He commenced his banking career in January 1991, and has experience in branch management. He is an Alumnus of Lagos Business School and Wharton Executive Education Program of the University of Pennsylvania. He also obtained a Higher National Diploma certificate in Accounting in 1987, and a Masters degree in Business Administration. He is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Nigeria. He is Member of the Board credit committee and the Board risk and audit committee at the Company.

Adaora Umeoji

Ms. Adaora Remy Umeoji has served as Executive Director of Zenith Bank PLC since October 9, 2012. She previously served as Group Regional Director - Abuja Zone of Zenith Bank plc. She is Member of the Staff matters, finance and general purpose committee at the Company. She has been Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and also Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Nigeria (ICPAN). She has experience spanning over several years of covering various departments of the Bank ranging from Customer Service, Treasury and Credit and Marketing. She has attended a number of courses, including an Executive Education Program on Strategic Thinking and Management for Competitive Advantage at Wharton Business School in 2002. She also attended Harvard Business School Executive Education (OPM) in 2004. She holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Jos and an MBA degree from University of Calabar.

Marcel Okeke

Mr. Marcel Okeke is Chief Economist and Assistant General Manager of ZENITH BANK PLC. Before joining the Company, he has had a multi-sectoral exposure covering the oil and gas industry, media and marketing communications consultancy. In the media, Mr. Okeke worked with The Guardian, The Punch, Concord and Champion Newspapers. He was at a point the Editor of the Business Concord Newspaper, and Business Editor of The Punch. Mr. Okeke has also worked as the Divisional Head, Information Management and Media with The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Eastern Division, Port-Harcourt. He was also Team Leader at the African Basic Economy (Consultancy), Lagos. Prior to his being engaged by the Company, Mr. Okeke was a full time Member of the Editorial Board and In-House Economist of The Guardian Newspapers, Lagos, where he led editorial discourses and analyses on topical local and global economic issues as leader-writer. He equally maintained a weekly column on the economy (every Tuesday). He carried this track record to the bank, where he has been Editor of the Bank’s upscale journal, Zenith Economic Quarterly (since 2005), in addition to other on-line publications. Mr. Okeke holds a B. Sc (Honours) degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN); a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Finance) as well as a specialist certificate in Financial Analysis from the Centre for Foreign Journalists, Reston, Virginia, USA. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management; Senior member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria; Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), among others.

Babatunde Adejuwon

Mr. Babatunde Adeniyi Adejuwon has served as Non-Executive Director of Zenith Bank PLC since May 1, 2004. He is Lawyer and Managing Partner of the law firm Babs Adejuwon & Company. He is Solicitor and Advocate of Supreme Court of Nigeria. He has experience at the Nigerian Bar, and was appointed as Notary Public in 1992 by the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He has been Member of Nigeria Bar Association, the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce, the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce, the Nigerian-German Business Council, the Nigerian-Netherlands Chamber of Commerce and the Nigerian-Japan Association. He received an LLB degree in Law from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1980, and was called to the Bar in 1981. He is Member of the Board credit committee and Chairman of the Board risk and audit committee at the Company.

Jeffrey Efeyini

Mr. Jeffrey Efeyini has been Non-Executive Director of ZENITH BANK PLC since June 23, 2010. He is Chairman of the Board credit committee and Member of the Board risk and audit committee at the Company. Mr. Efeyini is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, United Kingdom. He holds a Masters degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as an MBA from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He recently retired as the Managing Director of Melvale Group, United Kingdom (a diversified international trade finance and foreign direct investment consulting organization). From 2003 to 2009, he was an Independent Director with Union Bank UK Plc, London. He was also a Director and later Chairman of Britain Nigeria Business Council, London. He started his professional banking career with Barclays Bank International, United Kingdom, later Union Bank of Nigeria and rose to the position of the pioneer Chief Executive/General Manager, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, London.

Chukuka Enwemeka

Prof. Chukuka S. Enwemeka has been Non-Executive Director of ZENITH BANK PLC since June 23, 2010. He is a Professor and Provost, San Diego State University, California. Prior to his appointment, he was Dean College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, United States of America. He was also Professor and Dean, School of Health Professions, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York, United States of America. He was also Professor and Chairman, University of Kansas (Medical Center), Kansas City, United States of America as well as Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Miami, School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, United States of America. He graduated and obtained his first degree in 1978 from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. He obtained his Masters degree in 1983 from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States of America and thereafter proceeded to the New York University, New York, United States of America where he bagged his Ph.D. in 1985. He is Member of the Staff matters, finance and general purpose committee, Board risk and audit committee and Board governance, nominations and remuneration committee at the Company.

Steven Omojafor

Sir Steven Bamidele (Steve) Omojafor has been Non-Executive Director of ZENITH BANK PLC since June 16, 2014. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of the Board of the Company June 23, 2010 and has been on the Bank's Board as Non-Executive Director since May 1, 2004. He is Member of the Staff matters, finance and general purpose committee and Chairman of the Board governance, nominations and remuneration committee at the Company. He has been Executive Chairman of STB-MC CANN, Lagos. He was Sub-Editor at Daily Times, Group Head Client Service of Lintas Limited and Client Service Director of Rosabel Advertising. He has been on the Board of several companies, and was former President of Advertising Practitioners of Nigeria (AAPN) and Vice President of IAA, Nigerian Chapter. He holds a Bachelors degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos, and is a Fellow of the AAPN, as well as Member of the Nigerian Institute of Marketing.

Chinyere Asika

Chf. Chinyere C. Asika has been Non-Executive Independent Director of ZENITH BANK PLC since October 9, 2012. She is Member of the Staff matters, finance and general purpose committee and the Board governance, nominations and remuneration committee at the Company. She was the Chairman, National Working Group of Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), a non-governmental organization. She has several years experience in Management Consulting, Board and Corporate Governance. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, United States of America and has received several academic awards to her honour including: (a) Honorary Doctorate degree by the Commonwealth University, Belize and (b) African Scholarship Programme in American Universities, Mills College, Oakland, California. She was conferred with the National Honour Award as Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) by the Federal Republic of Nigeria in recognition of her contribution to the country. She has several years of work experience and has served in various capacities including Project Director of Multivar Systems, a firm for techno-economic Consultancy and is presently a Director with Dibueze Integrated Services Limited. She is a founder of numerous organizations including – Founder of Global Organization for Women Empowerment (GOWEM), Patron, Nigerian Girls Guide and is a life Fellow of Agriculture Graduates of Nigeria (AGAN).

Haruna Sanusi

Dr. Haruna Usman Sanusi has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Zenith Bank PLC since April 24, 2013. He is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Management, graduated with B.sc (Social Sciences) from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1976. He holds a Masters degree as well as Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) both in Political Economy from the Northwestern University, Evanston, IIIinois, United States of America, which were obtained in 1980 and 1982 respectively. He is a Consultant on Organizational and Strategic Management and Policy Analysis as well as on international trade and investment relations. He is a member of the Order of the Niger (OON) and has published over thirty learned articles, chapters and books on Management, Policy and Strategy. He was a former Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Finance (2001 - 2005), Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Defence (2005 - 2009) as well as Permanent Secretary, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federal (Establishment and Record Office) between February and August, 2009. He was also the Pioneer Director, Revenue Allocation, National Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, The Presidency (April 1991 - August 1996), Director, Personnel Management, Office of the Principal Secretary to the Head of State and Commander-in-Chief, State House, (August 1996 - February, 1997), Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Federal Ministry of Industry (March 1997 - January 2000), Director, Finance and Supplies, Federal Ministry of Education (January 2000 – April 2001). He served as a Research Fellow and Head of Social and Political Studies at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru between 1988 and 1991. He was a Senior Lecturer in Management Studies and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Administration at the University of Sokoto (now Usman Dan Fodiyo University, Sokoto) from 1983 to 1988. He is Member of the Board risk and audit committee at the Company.

Baba Tela

Alhaji Baba Tela has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Zenith Bank PLC since 2009. He has served as Non-Executive Director of the Company since July 17, 2007. He was Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria between 2002 and 2003, and was further re-elected for a second tenure from 2003 to 2007. He commenced his working career as Financial Analyst with Masenterp Nigeria Ltd. In 1983, and worked in various capacities and organizations until he became Special Assistant to the Presidency on economic matters in 2001, a position he held until his election as Senator in 2002. At the Senate, he served on several committees, including Water Resources, Cooperation and Integration in Africa and NEPAD. He also served as Director on the Boards of Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Mina and Coats Brothers (W.A.) Limited, among others. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1982. He is Member of the Board credit committee and the Board governance, nominations and remuneration committee and Chairman of the Staff matters, finance and general purpose committee at the Company.
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