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Zenith Bank appoints three new directors

The board of directors of Zenith Bank Plc has announced the appointments of Mr. Adamu Lawani and Mr. Louis Odom as executive directors of the bank, Nairametrics reported on Wednesday.

The board also approved the appointment of Pamela Yough as a non-executive director of the bank.

These appointments have been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Lawani, a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State, is a seasoned Chartered Accountant with over three decades of experience in the banking industry.

He completed the Higher National Diploma in Accounting with distinction. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos and the Netherlands Business School.

Lawani joined Zenith Bank in 1996 and has experience in operations, lending and marketing.

He held managerial positions in various teams, including: in the Department of Corporate Banking and Agricultural Finance.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration, and a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management.

Louis Odom profile

Odom is a graduate of Accounting from Abia State University. he holds an MBA from the University of Liverpool, UK and a Master of Philosophy (Management) from Nile University, Nigeria.

He joined Zenith Bank in January 1997 and has worked in the Rivers/Bayelsa Zones and currently in Abuja, where he is the General Manager in charge of Abuja and the Northern Zone.

Prior to joining Zenith Bank, he worked at Diamond Bank and has extensive experience in operations, lending and marketing.

He has participated in several Executive Education programs both domestically and internationally, including the London Business School, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Business School, and Lagos Business School.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and an Honorary Senior Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Nigeria.

Pamela Youth profile

Yough is a banker, financial consultant and investment advisor with over 35 years of experience in the financial sector.

He has experience in corporate and investment banking, treasury, correspondent banking, investor relations and wealth management.

She was the Managing Director/CEO of Zenith Bank (UK) Limited, a role she held for four years, from June 2017 to October 2021.

She joined Zenith Bank Plc in 1999, where she headed various departments within the institution and was later promoted to CEO and Group Head with responsibility for Multilaterals, Conglomerates, Private Banking and Director of Investor Relations.

In May 2022, Yough received the Excellence Award and was recognized by Women in Finance Nigeria for her contributions to the banking industry.

She also served as a non-executive director of some of Zenith Bank’s subsidiaries, including Zenith Registrars and Zenith Realtors.

He is an Honorary Senior Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (IOD), London.

She received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Pace University in New York and an MBA from Long Island University in the USA.

She is a graduate of the University of Oxford, Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge in England.