Zenith Bank appoints Henry Oroh as director, Mujtaba Abubakar as non-executive director

Henry Oroh of Zenith Bank
Henry Oroh

The Board of Directors of Zenith Bank Plc has approved the appointment of Henry Oroh as executive director of the bank.

The bank says the appointment is consistent with its tradition and succession strategy of grooming leaders from within.


The board has also approved the appointment of Dr. Al-Mujtaba Abubakar, FCA, as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Both appointments are effective September 1, 2019, and have been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Mr Oroh holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Benin, Edo State and an MBA from the Lagos State University as well as an LLB Degree from the University of Lagos. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN), Nigeria.

He has over two decades of banking experience. He began his banking career in 1992 at Citibank where he served for seven years in Operations, Treasury and Marketing.


He joined Zenith Bank in February 1999 and has worked in various groups and departments within the Zenith Group Office. His expertise spans across operations, information technology, treasury, marketing, including the manufacturing, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, public sector, consumer, as well as corporate banking and business development.

In April 2012, he was seconded to Zenith Bank Ghana Limited as an Executive Director and became the Managing Director/ Chief Executive in February 2016, where he successfully spearheaded the phenomenal growth of the Zenith Brand both within the Ghana market and the West African sub-region.

Oroh has attended several Leadership Programmes and Executive Management Courses at the Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School, New York, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, HEC Paris, JP Morgan Chase, UK and the Lagos Business School.

Abubakar, however, is currently the Managing Director of Apt Pensions Funds Managers Limited.

He is a graduate of the Leeds Polytechnic, UK. He is a renowned Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

Abubakar has extensive and tremendous experience in the financial services industry, audit and consulting. He worked with the firm of Akintola Williams Deloitte between January 2000 and November 2008 and rose to become the Partner and Board Member of West Africa sub-region. Prior to this, he had served on the Board of several financial institutions in Nigeria.


He has also attended management and leadership training programmes and conferences both within and outside the country.

He brings to the board of the bank tremendous track record in Risk Management, Credit & Marketing, Auditing and very outstanding leadership skills.