Zenith Bank Re-appoints Adaora Umeoji as Deputy Managing Director


Adaora Umeoji Re-appointed
Adaora Umeoji


  • Adaora Umeoji re-appointed as Zenith Bank Deputy Managing Director

Adaora Umeoji has been re-appointed as Zenith Bank’s Deputy Managing Director by the bank’s board.

The announcement was contained in a notice filed with the Nigerian Exchange on Friday, July 28.

The notice read:

“Zenith Bank Plc “The Bank” hereby informs its shareholders, NGX, and the investing public that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has given its ‘No Objection’ to the re-engagement of Dame (Dr) Adaora Umeoji as Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of the bank. The re-engagement is effective August 2, 2023.

Ms. Umeoji boasts over 20 years of experience in banking and executive management. She attended the University of Jos, Plateau State between 1992 and 1996 and obtained a B.Sc Degree in Sociology. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) obtained from the University of Calabar in 2003.

Ms. Umeoji joined Zenith Bank in 1998  and was later appointed as the head, of the marketing group, Maitama branch, and the deputy zonal head of, the Abuja Zone. She was appointed to the Board on October 9, 2012.

She holds multiple degrees, including a doctorate in Business Administration, and has completed prestigious programs at Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School, and MIT Management Sloan School.

Her re-appointment comes months after her retirement as Deputy Managing Director following the new tenure limits for banks’ executives released by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Her retirement was effective from February 24th, 2023.

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