- Chairman, Zenith Bank, Nigeria
Jim Ovia is the Founder and Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria’s largest and Africa’s 6th largest bank by shareholders’ funds. Jim Ovia is the Founder and Chairman of James Hope College, Nigeria, 50% of the students benefit from the scholarship scheme of the Jim Ovia Foundation. Jim Ovia is also the Founder and Chairman of the Youth Empowerment & ICT Foundation, which has lifted up over 1,000 youths from poverty through university education, deploying the initiative of Mankind United To Support Total Education (MUSTE). He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, University of Louisiana, Louisiana and Southern University, Louisiana.