Meet Zenith Bank’s first female GMD, Umeoji

Meet Zenith Bank’s first female GMD, Umeoji

Zenith Bank Plc, on Tuesday, appointed Dr. Adaora Umeoji as its new Group Managing Director. This appointment makes Umeoji the first female to be appointed as the GMD of the bank. She will be taking over from the current GMD, Dr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, after his time in office expires on May 31.

Her appointment is to take effect June 1, 2024, according to a statement signed by the Company Secretary, Michael Otu.

In this piece, 10 things to know about Umeoji:

  • Umeoji holds a Bachelor’s degree in
    Sociology from the University of Jos.
  • She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in
    Accounting and a first-class honour in Law from Baze University,
  • She holds a Master of Law from the
    University of Salford, United Kingdom, as well as a Master in Business
    Administration from the University of
  • She attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.
  • Umeoji attended the strategic thinking
    and Management programme at Wharton Business School, USA.
  • She also attended the executive
    programme in Strategic Management and has a Certificate in Leading Global
    Business all from Harvard Business
    School, USA.
  • The new GMD holds a certificate in the
    Global Banking Programme from the
    Columbia Business School.
  • The first female Zenith Bank GMD has a Doctorate in Business Administration from Apollos University, USA.
  • She holds a Certificate in Economics for Business from the prestigious MIT Sloan School of Management, USA.
  • She is a fellow of the Chartered Banker
    Institute, UK, Chartered Institute of
    Bankers of Nigeria, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria, Nigerian
    Institute of Management, Institute of
    Credit Administration and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Nigeria among others.
  • She is the founder of the Catholic
    Bankers Association of Nigeria.
  • In 2022, Umeoji was honoured with the
    national honour of the Officer of the
    Order of the Niger, as a recognition of
    her contributions to nation-building by
    the Federal Government.
  • She is a Peace Advocate of the United
    Nations (UN-POLAC).
  • The CEO has 30 years of experience in
    the banking sector.
  • Before her appointment, Umeoji has been the Deputy Managing Director of the bank since October 28, 2016.


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