Alumnus: Southern University, Louisiana; University of Louisiana; Harvard Business School. Founder and Chairman, Zenith Bank, Nigeria’s largest and Africa’s sixth largest bank by shareholder funds. Founder and Chairman, James Hope College, Nigeria, where 50% of the students benefit from the Jim Ovia Foundation scholarship scheme. Founder and Chairman, Youth Empowerment & ICT Foundation, which has lifted over 1,000 youths out of poverty through university education, deploying the initiative of Mankind United To Support Total. Author; Africa Rise and Shine, published by Forbes Books.