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Zenith Bank Appoints Nwapa, Akindele, Others as Directors

Zenith Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Mrs. Adobi Stella Nwapa and Mr. Anthony Akindele as Executive Directors of the company.

Other appointments are Mr. Peter Olatunde Bamkole and Mr. Chuks Emma Okoh, as Independent Non-Executive Director and Non-Executive Director, respectively.

THECONSCIENCEng reports that this was disclosed through a notice of the company’s AGM resolutions filed with The Exchange and signed by the company’s secretary, Michael Osilama Otu. 

The appointment of the Executive Directors, according to the disclosure, was consistent with the Bank’s “tradition and succession strategy of grooming leaders from within”.

All appointments have been approved by the CBN effective from April 12, 2022.

Mrs. Adobi Stella Nwapa comes to the board of Zenith Bank Plc with over thirty years’ cognate experience in banking, being a pioneer staff of the bank since 1990.

She possesses robust institutional memory and background, honed from the Bank’s foundation as the pioneer customer service officer.

she has held several senior management positions in the Bank, including business development and branch and zonal management, and treasury.

Until her appointment as Executive Director, she was General Manager and Group Zonal Head of Ikoyi Zone as well as Group Head of Diaspora banking.

Mrs. Nwapa is a Fellow of several institutes, including the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), the Institute of Credit Administration (ICA), the Institute of Chartered Management Specialists (ICMA), and the Institute of Management Specialists (IMS), United Kingdom.

She is also a member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) and an honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (HCIB).

Mr. Anthony Akindele Ogunranti is a consummate professional banker with over 30 years’ experience in the Banking Industry.

His expertise cuts across Banking Operations, Corporate, Commercial and Retail, Banking, Multilaterals, Public Sector, Structured Trade & Project Finance, as well as General Management.

Mr. Ogunranti joined Zenith Bank Plc in 2004 as a Senior Manager and has held various leadership positions in the bank.

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Prior to his appointment as Executive Director, he served as the MD/CEO, Zenith Bank Ghana Limited, where he led the Bank to achieve exceptional performance.

He was until his appointment a Member of the Executive Committee of the Ghama Association of Bankers (GAB) and a Member of the Governing Council, of the National Banking College, Ghana.

He was also conferred with the Distinguished Alumnus Award 2021, by the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.