Zenith Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu as the Group Managing Director and Chief Executuve Officer c
Onyeagwu replaces Mr. Peter Amangbo, whose tenure expires on May 31st, 2019. Mr Amangbo who leaves the bank as curtains fall on a very successful career spanning over 27 years, with the last five years as GMD/CEO.
Mr Onyeagwu is a vastly experienced banker and financial expert, trained in repuatble institutions of learning in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States Of America.
He is an Almunus of the prestigious University Of Oxford, England, where he obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy, and certificate in Macroeconomics. Onyeagwu is a Chartered Accountant and was named a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), in 2003.
As Deputy Managing Director, Mr Ebenezar Onyeagwu has oversight over the bank’s Financial Control and Strategic Planning, Risk Management, Retail Banking, Institutional and Corporate banking business portfolios, IT Group, Credit Administration, Treasury and Foreign Exchange Trading, as well as general administration of the bank, among others.
With close to 28 years’ experience in the banking industry in Nigeria, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, who is a graduate of accounting from Auchi Polytechnic, began his career as a Credit Analyst in the defunct Financial Merchant Bank Limited and later joined Citizens International Bank Limited where he held several management positions in the Bank ranging from Branch Head, Warri Branch and Ikoyi Branch respectively,until 2002.
He joined Zenith Bank Plc in 2002 as a Senior Manager, in the Internal Control and Audit Group of the bank. His professionalism, competence, integrity and commitment to the set objectives of the bank saw him rise swiftly between 2003 and 2005, first, as Assistant General Manager, then Deputy General Manager, and eventually as General Manager of the bank.
In these capacities, he handled strategies for new business and branch development, management of risk assets portfolios, treasury functions, strategic top-level corporate, multinationals and public institutional relationships, among others.
He was named Executive Director of the bank in 2013, and put in charge of Lagos and South-South Zones as well as strategic groups/business units of the bank including Financial Control & Strategic Planning, Treasury and Correspondent Groups, Human Resources Group, Oil and Gas Group, and Credit Risk Management Group, etc.
He was named Deputy Managing Director of the bank in 2016. Mr Ebenezer Onyeagwu is on the board of Zenith Bank Ghana, Zenith Pensions Custodian Limited, Zenith Nominees Limited and African Finance Corporation. He brings with him his job strategic thinking, inspirational leadership, energetic and entrepreneurial skills. He is happily married with children.