Jim Ovia, is the Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc. The Master’s degree holder in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Louisiana, Louisiana, USA (1979), is a gust of summer wind in the modern day banking sector in Nigeria; thus, his fresh ideas also helped in reviving the face of banking in Nigeria and Africa.

The Agbor, Delta state born banking whiz kid, have crossed the T and dotted the I in the banking. It was gathered that if there is one thing Jim loathe so much, it’s the sight of his fellow human in distress; He would stop at nothing to render assistance to the needy.

Recently, We gathered that it was a great outing for the astute banker who glimmered in New York. Jim a jolly good fellow, was recognised for impacting hugely on enterprise and human resource development on the African soil. The Dandy Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, was recognised as a leading entrepreneur in Africa by the African-American Institute (AAI).

The philanthropist was rewarded for his quintessential excellence and brilliance in business leadership and philanthropy, by the AAI 2019 Business Leader Award in New York.