Zenith Bank CEO becomes best banking CEO of the year

Dr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank Plc, has been named ‘Best Banking CEO of the Year in Africa’ in the International Banker 2023 Banking Awards.

The International Banker is a top global source of authoritative analysis and opinion on banking, finance, and world affairs. Its impact, integrity, accuracy, and objective opinion have earned it global recognizance. The International Banker Awards strive to recognize the most notable financial institutions around the world – those not just doing their jobs well but exceptionally well – those operating at the industry’s cutting edge and setting new performance levels to which others will aspire.

This recognition was published in the Spring 2023 Issue of the International Banker Magazine. Dr. Onyeagwu was honored alongside other individuals and banks from the Middle East and Africa.

Dr. Onyeagwu’s brilliant career has led to him receiving multiple awards, including Bank CEO of the Year (2019) by Champion Newspaper, Bank CEO of the Year (2020, 2021 & 2022) by Business Day Newspaper, CEO of the Year (2020 and 2021) – SERAS Awards, and CEO of the Year (2022) – Leadership Newspaper.

In his appreciation for the recognition, Dr. Onyeagwu eulogized the Publishers of the International Banker for considering him worthy of the ‘Best Banking CEO of the Year in Africa’ award.

In his statement, He said, “This award reflects the bank’s position as a leading financial institution in Nigeria and the African continent. It also attests to our commitment to principles of sustainability and high ethical standards, which have become integral to our overall strategy as an institution”.

He dedicated this particular award to the Founder and Chairman, Jim Ovia, CFR, for his guidance and mentorship; the bank’s management team and staff, for being a support of his achievements and successes as CEO, and the bank’s customers for choosing Zenith Bank.


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