Zenith Bank Board Approves Adaora Umeoji Nwokoye As Next Zenith GMD


News reaching CKNNews have it that Mrs Adaora Umeoji-Nwokoye has been nominated as the next Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc. 

A close family source said her appointment was made by the Board today. 

There are still other protocols to follow including CBN approval before a formal announcement will be made. 

Before the approval of her appointment she was the Deputy Managing Director of the bank

Adaora who joined the bank over two decades ago was at a time an Executive Director as well as General Manager Abuja of Zenith Bank

The mother of set of twins is from Aguata , Anambra State 

Adaora's nomination if approved by the CBN will the first Female GMD of the bank

She'll resume duties on June 1st 2024


Zenith Bank Appoints First Female CEO: Adaora Umeoji

Zenith Bank Plc on Tuesday announced the appointment of Dr Adaora Umeoji as its Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective June 1.

This was disclosed in a notification sent to the Nigerian Exchange Ltd. (NGX) by the bank’s Company Secretary, Mr Michael Otu.

Otu said that the appointment was subject to approval by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

He stated that Umeoji takes over from Dr Ebenezer Onyeagwu, the bank’s current Group Managing Director, whose five-year term expires on May 31.

The company secretary noted that Umeoji would be the first female GMD/CEO since the inception of the bank.

According to him, Umeoji’s appointment is consistent with the bank’s executive transition tradition, succession plan, and strategy of grooming leaders from within.

Otu said that prior to the appointment, Umeoji had been the Deputy Managing Director of the bank since Oct. 28, 2016, with close to 30 years cognate banking experience of which 26 years had been with Zenith Bank.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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