Zenith Bank Plc, one of Nigeria’s leading commercial lenders has named its first ever female Deputy Managing Director.
She is Adaora Umeoji, formerly Executive Director in charge of Abuja and Northern zones operations at the bank.
Ms Umeoji was appointed to the Board on October 9, 2012. She joined the Bank in 1998. Since joining the Bank, she has been the Head, Marketing Group, Maitama branch of the Bank, Deputy Zonal Head, Abuja Zone and is currently Executive Director in charge of Abuja and Middle Belt Zones of the Bank.
Ms Umeoji attended the University of Jos, Plateau State between 1992 and 1996 and obtained a B.Sc Degree Sociology. She holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) obtained from the University of Calabar in 2003.
Two Deputy Managing Directors were appointed for the first time at the same time by the Board of Directors of the bank in October to assist Mr. Peter Amangbo, Group Managing Director (GMD) of the bank.
The second appointee is Ebenezer Onyeagwu, who was an Executive Director in charge of Institutional Banking at the bank before his appointment as DMD.
The bank in a notice sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange said the appointments are subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.