Zenith Bank Plc. has announced the appointment of Ebenezer Onyeagwu as the Group Managing Director/CEO of the bank with effect from June 1, 2019.
Onyeagwu will be replacing Peter Amangbo who took over the reins in June 2014 and ensured that Zenith Bank sustains its growth trajectory, it is subject to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) approval.
Amangbo was appointed Zenith Bank MD/CEO effective June 1, 2014 to replace Godwin Emefiele who had been appointed CBN governor by then President Goodluck Jonathan.
Prior to this appointment, Onyeagwu has been the deputy managing director of the Bank since October 28, 2016, and has close to thirty (30) years cognate banking experience of which seventeen (17) years has been with Zenith Bank.
Onyeagwu is a graduate of Accounting at Auchi Polytechnic and A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
He is an alumnus of the prestigious University of Oxford, England, from where he obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy, and Certificate in macroeconomics. He also undertook extensive executive-level Business Education in Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia Business School of Columbia University and the Harvard Business School, all in the United States., as well as Lagos Business School of the Pan Africa University, Nigeria.
He joined Zenith Bank in 2002 as a senior manager in the Internal Control and Audit Group. By 2005, he had risen to assistant general manager.
He began his career at the defunct Financial Merchant Bank in 1991 and later held several management positions in the erstwhile Citizens International Bank Limited until 2002.