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Mr. Jim Ovia

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Zenith Bank Plc

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Zenith Bank Plc

Plot 84 Ajose Adeogun Street Victoria Island

Lagos,

Nigeria

Company Description

Zenith Bank Plc was established in May 1990, and commenced operations in July of the same year as a commercial bank. The Bank became a public limited company on June 17, 2004 and was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on October 21, 2004 followin ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Chairman

Visafone Communications Limited

President

Nigeria Internet Group

Profound Leadership Role

Nigeria Internet Group

Affiliations

Founder
Zenith Bank Plc

Founder
Visafone Communications Limited

Founder
ICT Foundation for Youth Empowerment

Board Member
American International School Lagos

Education

B.Sc.

Business Administration

Southern University

Master’s degree

Business Administration

University of Louisiana , Louisiana

Harvard Business School

honorary degree of Doctor of Science

Finance

Lagos State University

B.Sc degree

Business Administration

Southern University

Master's degree

Business Administration

University of Louisiana , Louisiana

Bachelor's degree

Business Administration

Southern University

Executive Education of Harvard University

Web References (95 Total References)


Confirmed CEOs also include Sunil ...

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Confirmed CEOs also include Sunil Benimadhu, CEO, Stock Exchange of Mauritius; Geoffrey White, CEO, Lonrho Plc; James Mwangi, CEO, Equity Bank; Beatrice Nkanza, CEO, Lusaka Stock Exchange; Ekow Afedzie, Managing Director, Ghana Stock Exchange; Jim Ovia, Co Founder and Former CEO, Zenith Bank; Karim Hajji, CEO, Casablanca Stock Exchange; Karim Helal, Group CEO, CI Capital Holding; Mohamed Bichiou, CEO, Tunisian Stock Exchange; Zouhair Bennani, CEO, Label Vie; Dr Khaled Serry Siam, CEO, The Egyptian Exchange; Stephen Olabisi Onasanya, Group Managing Director/CEO, FirstBank Nigeria Plc; Chris Showalter, Co?CEO, Renaissance Capital Zimbabwe; Kehinde Durosinmi Etti, Group CEO, Skye Bank Plc; Pradeep Paunrana, Managing Director, Athi River Mining; Milan Meetarbhan, CEO, Financial Services Commission Mauritius and John Mudany, Chief Financial Officer, Kengen, among others.


Mr. Jim ...

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Mr. Jim Ovia

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Mr. Jim Ovia - Chairman, Board of Directors Jim Ovia is Co-founder and pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive of Zenith Bank Plc. He has about three decades cognate banking experience.
He is the Chairman of Visafone Communications Limited as well as a member of the Governing Council of Lagos State University, Lagos and also a member of the Board of Trustees, Redeemer's University For Nations, Lagos. He is the promoter of the proposed University of Information and Communication Technology, Agbor, Delta State; he served on the board of American International School, Lagos [2001 -2003].
Jim Ovia has been involved in many good causes through different Non-Governmental Organisations [NGOs]. At various times, he has been first President of the Nigeria Internet Group [2001-2003]; member, Tsunami Disaster Relief Committee and coordinator Nigerians United To Save Niger Republic [NUSAN]. He is the founder and Chairman of Mankind United to Support Total Education (MUSTE), a philanthropic organization focused on providing scholarship for the less privileged, of which some of the beneficiaries are now qualified Medical Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers and many others.
Jim Ovia is also the founder of the ICT Foundation for Youth Empowerment, which focuses on improving the socio-economic welfare of Nigerian Youths by inspiring and motivating them to embrace Information and Communication Technology. The initiative holds annual Youth Empowerment conferences.
Jim Ovia holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana, Louisiana, USA in 1979 and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Southern University, Louisiana, USA (1977). He is also an Alumnus of Harvard Business School (Executive Management Program).


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Jim Ovia

Jim Ovia (CON) is the pioneer entrepreneur that established Zenith Bank Plc, one of Nigeria's largest and most successful financial institutions. Jim has held a long-term passion for technology, spurring him to establish Visafone in 2008, which has grown to become Nigeria's fourth largest mobile phone company. Other private equity ventures undertaken include Cyberspace Networks Limited an IT infrastructure company that designs, builds, manages, and optimizes customized networks and network-related solutions. Jim is a noted philanthropist and the founder of the ICT/Youth Foundation. Jim holds a Master's of Business Administration from the University of Louisiana, USA, and a B.Sc degree in Business Administration from Southern University, USA, and he is an Alumnus of Harvard Business School; (OPM) Executive Management Program.


Welcome to Zenith Bank > About Us > Management Team

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[Jim Ovia] [Godwin Emefiele] [Peter Amangbo] [Elias Igbin Akenzua] [Apollos Ikpobe]

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Jim Ovia
Jim Ovia is Co-Founder and pioneer Managing Director/CEO of Zenith Bank Plc. He has over 23 years banking experience, including IMB, where he rose from the level of financial analyst in 1980 to a management position in 1987. He headed corporate finance department of Merchant Bank of Africa, 1987 to 1990. He gained early experience in the use of computer in 1977 when he worked as a part-time computer operator at Baton Rouge Bank & Trust Company, Louisiana. Jim Ovia is currently serving on the board of various organisations, including: Nigerian Investment Promotion Council, Nigerianet (British Council Internet Portal, Lagos), Redeemer's University, Lagos (under formation). He is the proprietor of University of Information and Communication Technology, Agbor, Delta State (under formation). He had also served on the board of American International School, Lagos (2001-2003) and a profound leadership role as the first President of Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) (2001-2003).
In November 2000, Jim Ovia was conferred with the national award of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by the President, Federal Government of Nigeria. He had earlier received the Zik Award for professional leadership in April 1999.
Jim Ovia has a master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Louisiana, Louisiana in 1979 and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Southern University, Louisiana, 1977. He is also an alumnus of Executive Education of Harvard University.
Jim Ovia is a motivational speaker and has delivered speeches at CTO, African IT and Conferences. He has authored several published and unpublished works. He is in the vanguard of promotion and propagation of ICT in Nigeria.


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Zenith Bank Plc, founded by Jim Ovia in 1990, has, since grown astronomically to become one of the leading financial institutions in Africa.

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