Zenith Bank appoints Stella Nwapa, Ogunranti executive directors

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The Board of Directors of Zenith Bank Plc has appointed Mrs. Adobi Stella Nwapa and Mr. Anthony Akindele Ogunranti as executive directors.

Also, the Board appointed Mr. Peter Olatunde Bamkole as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Mr. Chuks Emma Okoh as a Non-Executive Director.

The appointments have been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) with effect from April 12, 2022.

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

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

Nwapa holds a Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in History from Imo State University, a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Strayer University, Houston-Texas, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Jack Welch Management Institute and an honorary doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Abia State University.

She is a Fellow of several institutes, including the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), the Institute of Credit Administration (ICA), the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (IMA) 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).

Ogunranti Akindele 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.

He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in International Relations from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, an MBA in Marketing, and M.Sc. in Banking and Finance, University of Ibadan.

He has attended the Moody’s Credit Academy, the Executive Development Program (EDP), Wharton Business School, USA and the Leading Change and Organizational Renewal Program (LCOR) at Harvard Business School, USA.

Ogunranti joined Zenith in 2004 and has held many senior positions.

Prior to his appointment, he was the MD of Zenith Bank in Ghana, where he led the Bank to achieve exceptional performance.

Under his leadership, the Bank received several laurels and awards, notable among which was the Bank of the Year 2020 and the Best Bank in Ghana 2021.

He was also a two-time winner of the CEO of The Year Award in Ghana.

He was until his appointment a Member of the Executive Committee of the Ghana 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, lle-Ife.

He is an Honorary Senior Member of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (HCIB), Honorary Fellow Chartered Institute of Credit Management, Ghana (FCICM) and a Member Nigeria Institute of Management (MNIM).

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