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Jim Ovia; Zenith Bank Arrow-Head Bags AAI Award

Jim Ovia is a fresh 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.
Recently in faraway New York, the astute banker was recognised for impacting hugely on enterprise and human resource development in African. He was bestowed with the Leading Entrepreneur In Africa by the African-American Institute (AAI).
Jim, a renowned philanthropist was rewarded for his quintessential excellence and brilliance in business leadership and philanthropy by the AAI 2017 Business Leader Award at a ceremony held on the side-lines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
Ovia, was honoured alongside other prominent personality like; President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana (National Achievement); Nicole Amarteifio, (Leadership in African Media and Arts); and Bozoma Saint-John, Chief Brand Officer, UBER (Innovation & Technology), as Africa’s Best.
The Agbor, Delta state born banking whiz, have crossed the ‘‘t’’ and dotted the ‘‘i’’ in the banking industry. It was gathered that if there is one thing Jim loathe so much, is the sight of his fellow human in distress; He would stop at nothing to render assistance to the needy.
Jim Ovia The Master’s degree holder in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Louisiana, Louisiana, USA is the Chairman and Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc.

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