Godwin Emefiele became the Group ’s Managing Director / CEO in August 2010. Prior to this appointment, he was the Bank’s Deputy Managing Director for nine (9) years and has been on Zenith’s Management team since inception.
Mr. Emefiele has over twenty years banking experience, and holds a Bsc. and an MBA in Finance, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Before commencing his banking career. He lectured Finance and Insurance at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, and University of Port Harcourt, respectively. He is also an alumnus of Executive Education at Stanford University, Harvard University and Wharton Graduate Schools of Business, where he took courses in Negotiation, Leading change and strategy.
Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director
Before joining Zenith Bank (UK) Limited, John was the CEO of European Islamic Investment Bank Plc. in London. The first Sharia compliant Investment Bank to be established and authorised by the FSA.
Prior to EIIB, John worked for Bank of America in Europe for twenty years where he held a number of senior positions, including MD of their UK Banking subsidiary. John also holds a number of Board positions in Housing Associations where he chairs their Finance and Treasury Committees.
Executive Director: Business Development
Tony joined Zenith UK from Zenith Bank Plc, South Africa where he was instrumental in the start up of the Representative Office and held the position of the Chief Representative Officer. He has spent 12 years of his banking career with Zenith Bank Plc and has held various senior management positions ranging from bank operations to Corporate Banking where he combined marketing and credit functions with business development.
Before retiring in September, 2004, Quentin was a career banker with experience in Domestic, Corporate Finance and International banking. Formerly Director - Financials, HSBC Bank plc, Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets until retirement in September 2004. He has undertaken positions in Manila, Cairo and Hong Kong and travelled extensively in North America, Middle East, Asia, Pacific and Africa. He has a broad range of knowledge in credit, marketing, business development, planning, international payments and trade.
After fifteen years in the Royal Navy, Charles pursued a career initially at Chemical Bank, undertaking various assignments in London, the Middle East and New York, culminating in his appointment from 1982-1985 as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the London Branch and Nordic region. This was followed by four years as Chief Executive of United Gulf Bank in Bahrain, and later as CEO of the Oman Development and Investment Company in Muscat. He subsequently moved into change management and operations consultancy with Proudfoot plc. For twelve years he has been a Regional Chairman for Vistage International- a mentoring and leadership development organization.