The Board of Directors of Zenith Bank Plc has appointed Mr. Henry Oroh as executive director of the bank, and Dr. Al-Mujtaba Abubakar, FCA, as an independent non-executive director.
A statement published on the website of the bank said both appointments took effect from September 1, 2019, and have been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Henry Oroh holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Benin, Edo State and an MBA from Lagos State University as well as an LLB Degree from the University of London.
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He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN), Nigeria.
With over two decades of banking experience, Oroh began his banking career in 1992 at Citibank where he served for seven years in Operations, Treasury and Marketing.
He joined Zenith Bank in February 1999 and has worked in various Groups and Departments within the Zenith Group Office.
In April 2012, he was seconded to Zenith Bank Ghana Limited as an executive director and became the managing director/chief executive in February 2016. He successfully spearheaded the phenomenal growth of the Zenith brand both within the Ghana market and the West African sub-region.
Henry has attended several leadership programmes and executive management courses at the Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School, New York, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, HEC Paris, JP Morgan Chase, UK and the Lagos Business School.
He comes to the Board of Zenith Bank Plc with strong competencies in Credit & Marketing, Operations, Information Technology, Treasury and impressive leadership skills.
Dr. Al-Mujtaba Abubakar is currently the managing director of Apt Pensions Funds Managers Limited.
He is a graduate of Leeds Polytechnic, UK. He is a renowned chartered accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
Dr. Abubakar has extensive and tremendous experience in the financial services industry, audit and consulting. He worked with the firm of Akintola Williams Deloitte between January 2000 and November 2008, and rose to become the partner and board member of the West Africa sub-region. Prior to that, he had served on the boards of several financial institutions in Nigeria.