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Board of Directors


Jim Ovia

Jim Ovia is Co-founder and pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive of Zenith Bank Plc . He has about three decades cognate banking experience. He is a member of the Governing Council of Lagos State University, Lagos and also a member of the Board of Trustees, Redeemer's University For Nations, Lagos. He is the promoter of the proposed University of Information and Communication Technology , Agbor, Delta State and he served on the board of American International School, Lagos [2001 -2003].


Peter Amangbo

Peter has over two decades' of experience with Zenith Bank Plc which cuts across corporate finance and investment banking, business development, credit and marketing, financial control and strategic planning and operations. He was appointed to the board of the bank and its subsidiary companies in 2005. He was a pioneer Non Executive Director of Zenith Bank (UK) Ltd . Prior to joining the Banking Industry, he was a consultant with PriceWaterhouse where he covered assignments in financial services, manufacturing and General Commerce.

He is an alumnus of INSEAD and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He holds an MBA from the Warwick Business School and a B Eng in Electrical & Electronics Engineering.


David Somers

David is a Non Executive Director for National Bank of Egypt UK; Chairman of the investment committees of Fujitsu Technologies Pension Scheme and TCF Fund Managers; Chairman of the Zenith Bank (UK) Ltd Audit & Compliance Committee. David is an Economics graduate and a qualified accountant (FCCA). Before taking early retirement in 2005, David spent over 30 years at a senior level in institutional investment management, travelling extensively in the Middle East and Far East.


Ian Ogilvie

Ian is a Director with executive and non-executive experience in financial services and fintech. He is an adviser to a number of financial technology companies in the UK and Asia. Ian held senior global and regional positions during a 34 year career with HSBC working in Europe and Asia across a range of businesses functions, particularly focused on transformational change across retail and corporate banking. His commercial expertise includes strategy implementation, proposition development, technology, operations, risk and financial management.

Ian holds an honours degree from Cambridge University, has an ACCA Accounting & Finance qualification and has completed international Business Management courses at both Insead and University of Michigan.


Andrew Gamble

Andrew is a Non-Executive Director of African Export-Import Bank and sits on the Bank’s Executive Committee. He is Chairman of the Zenith Bank (UK) Ltd Board Risk Committee. He sits on the Boards of various other companies in a non-executive capacity and acts as a legal and business consultant for banks and law firms. Andrew is a law graduate and qualified English solicitor. He retired from the international law firm of Hogan Lovells at the end of 2013. During his career of 37 years at that firm he held various positions including London Regional Managing Partner, Head of International Banking and Head of Africa.


Jeffrey Efeyini

Chairman of Zenith Bank (UK) Limited Remuneration and Appointments Committee, Mr. Efeyini is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, United Kingdom. He holds a Masters degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as an MBA from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Between 2003 to 2009, he was an Independent Director with Union Bank UK Plc, London. He was also a Director and later Chairman of Britain Nigeria Business Council, London. He started his professional banking career with Barclays Bank International, United Kingdom, later Union Bank of Nigeria and rose to the position of the pioneer Chief Executive/General Manager, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, London.


Pamela Mimi Yough

Pamela joined Zenith Bank (UK) Limited on 12 June 2017. She has a wealth of experience in banking with a career spanning over 25 years. Prior to joining ZBUK she managed and ran a self-owned Consulting Firm, engaging in financial advisory services. She worked in Zenith Bank PLC for over 13 years (1999-2012) in various capacities, heading several departments including MCP Group (Multilateral, Conglomerates & Private Banking) and Investor Relations where she was the General Manager arranging all the long term foreign funding of the Zenith Group. Other departments she headed in ZPLC were Treasury, Head Office Operations, Public Sector, Correspondent Banking and Revenue Collection. Pamela has served as a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of various subsidiaries of Zenith Group, including Zenith Registrars and Zenith Realtors. She is an alumnus of Oxford and Stanford Universities. 

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