All You Need to Know About Adaora Umeoji, GMD/CEO of Zenith Bank

All You Need to Know About Adaora Umeoji, GMD/CEO of Zenith Bank

Dame (Dr.) Adaora Umeoji, OON, has been appointed as the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of Zenith Bank Plc, effective from June 1, 2024. She is the first female GMD/CEO since the inception of the bank.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Jos
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a First-Class honours in Law from Baze University, Abuja
  • Master of Laws from the University of Salford, United Kingdom
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Calabar
  • Doctorate in business administration from Apollos University, USA
  • Certificate in Economics for Business from the prestigious MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
  • Attended various management programmes in renowned Universities around the world including the strategic thinking and Management programme at Wharton Business School, USA
  • Attended the executive program in Strategic Management, and has a Certificate in Leading Global Business all from Harvard Business School, USA


  • Deputy Managing Director of the bank since October 28, 2016
  • Close to thirty (30) years cognate banking experience of which twenty-six (26) years have been with Zenith Bank

Awards and Recognition

  • Officer of the Order of the Niger, as a recognition of her contributions to nation building
  • Peace Advocate of the United Nations (UN-POLAC)
  • Humanitarian Service Icon Award for 2023


  • Impacted many lives through her philanthropic and humanitarian activities through her NGOs; Pink Breathe Cancer Foundation and the Adorable Foundation that educates, caters for Cancer patients and indigent children education especially the Girl-Child.
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