Amangbo is Zenith Bank GMD/CEO designate
The Board of Directors of Zenith Bank Plc has approved the appointment of Mr. Peter Amangbo as the Managing Director/CEOdesignate of the bank effective June 1, 2014. Mr. Amangbo takes over from Mr. Godwin Emefiele who has been appointed the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Amangbo’s appointment which is consistent with the bank’s tradition and succession strategy of grooming leaders from within is subject to confirmation by the CBN.
Peter Amangbo’s appointment is a confirmation of Zenith Bank’s culture of making appointments from within its rank of Senior Management. Currently, Zenith boasts of over a dozen highly qualified and experienced Senior Management from which it can draw from for future appointments either as CEO or Executive Directors. Typical of Zenith’s senior management, Mr Amangbo has put in 21 years in the service of the institution.
Most of Zenith Bank Senior Management Staff have spent about 20 years working in the bank. Zenith continues to grow organically and this rare institutional attribute while deepening the Zenith culture across ranks makes transition easy for Zenith Bank as seen in the case of Peter Amangbo and even Godwin Emefiele before him.
Mr Amangbo has over two decades of experience with Zenith Bank, gaining experiences in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, Business Development, Credit and Marketing, Treasury, Financial Control and Strategic Planning and Operations. He was appointed to the board of the Bank and its subsidiary companies in 2005. He was a pioneer Non-Executive Director of Zenith Bank UK. Before joining the banking industry, he was a senior consultant with PriceWaterhouse where he covered assignments in financial services, manufacturing and general commerce.
Peter Amangbo brings the experience and expertise to meet the current competitive banking challenges that require constant innovation through proven leadership and team-building skills, an exceptional ability to drive product, process and customer service improvements and a talent for building partnerships with key business decision-makers. He also has demonstrable ability to motivate, mentor and lead talented senior professionals and to direct crossfunctional teams.
He was part of the team that drove the Strategic Planning and Successful execution for positioning the bank as one of the best in the Country. His exemplary leadership continues to make significant contributions to the banks growth.
As an Executive Director of Zenith Bank for the last nine (9) years, Peter was responsible for the supervision of corporate and commercial banking, corporate finance, trade services and all the subsidiaries of the bank.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of Zenith Bank PLC Nigeria, Zenith Insurance Ltd, Nigeria, Zenith Pensions Ltd, Nigeria, Zenith Capital Ltd, Nigeria and Zenith Bank, UK. He was a member of the board of Interswitch Nigeria Ltd from 2005 to 2007
Amangbo is an alumnus of INSEAD and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He holds an MBA from the Warwick Business School and a B Eng in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Benin. He took courses on Strategic IQ Program, Strategic Thinking and Management for Competitive Advantage and Execution in Action - The Art of Turning Strategy into Action at the Harvard Business School, Wharton School of Business and HSM - New York respectively.