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Zenith Bank appoints Ovia as chairman

16 July 2014, 13:55

Lagos -  One of the nation’s second generation bank, Zenith Bank Plc, on Tuesday announced the appointment of Jim Ovia as the bank's board chairman.

Ovia, the Pioneer Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank Plc, appointment was contained in statement issued by the bank in Lagos.  

The statement by the bank's group Managing Director, Peter Amangbo, said that Ovia takes over from Steve Omojafor who resigned in June.

It also said that the appointment had been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The statement also said that Ovia appointment would take effect on July 16, 2014.

Ovia retired from the bank about four years ago following the CBN policy which limited the tenor of banks chief executive officers to a maximum of 10 years.

With the new appointment, Ovia now becomes the second former CEO retired by CBN policy to assume the chairmanship of a bank.

Akinsola Akinfemiwa, former Managing Director of Skye Bank Plc, is the current chairman of Heritage Bank Plc.

Zenith Bank also appointed Olusola Oladipo as an Executive Director.

-    NAN

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