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Ex-Google chief Juliet Ehimuan joins Zenith Bank board

Juliet Ehimuan

Juliet Ehimuan

The Board of Directors of Zenith Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Dr. Juliet Ehimuan as a Non-Executive Director effective 29 August 2023.

The bank in a statement on Tuesday by company secretary, Michael Osilama Otu, said Juliet’s appointment has been confirmed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Juliet Ehimuan is the Founder and CEO of Beyond Limits and the immediate past Director of Google West Africa.

She was named by Forbes as one of the top 20 power women ni Africa. In addition, the London Business School recognised her as one of 30 people changing the world, and as one of the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD).

She was also featured in the BBC Africa Power Women series, and on CNN Innovate Africa.

With over 25 years of experience primarily in Technology,Oil& Gas,and New Media industries across Europe, Middle East and Africa, Juliet is a leading voice on Innovation, Transformation, and Leadership.

During her remarkable 12-year tenure at Google, Juliet played a pivotal role in expanding the company’s presence in Nigeria and the wider West Africa region.

She championed initiatives to increase digital access, local content development, skills acquisition, entrepreneurial growth, innovation, and fostered strategic partnerships with leading private sector and government institutions.

Dr. Juliet has made significant contributions to the tech ecosystem in Nigeria and Africa at large.

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She served on committees that developed the national broadband plan and ICT incubation strategy in Nigeria, and has been involved in national strategic advisory groups focused on economic growth.

These engagements demonstrate her commitment to shaping the future of tech in Africa. She has received numerous awards for outstanding contribution to the digital landscape in Africa.

She holds board positions across multiple industries including Finance, FMCG, Oil & Gas, Education and social enterprises.

Her education includes a Doctoral degree in Business from Walden University in
Minneapolis, an Executive MBA from the London Business School, a Postgraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge; and a BSc in Computer Engineering (1st class honours) from the Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-Ife.

She is a recipient of the London Business School Global Women’s Scholarship, and at Cambridge University was awarded Selwyn College Scholar and Malaysian commonwealth Scholar. She is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society.

She was awarded TI Personality of the Year ni 2012 by the Nigeria Computer
Society, Digital Personality of the year 2016 by Marketing World; and received a 2015 Titans of Technology award from Technology Africa.

Juliet will join other members of the Zenith Board, such as Chairman:Jim Ovia, Group CEO Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Deputy Managing Director Dame (Dr.)Adaora Umeoji.

The executive directors are Temitope Fasoranti, H e n r y Oroh, Adobi Nwapa, Akindele Ogunranti

The Non-Executive directors are Mr. Gabriel Ukpeh, Engr. Mustafa Bello, Dr. Al-Muitaba Abubakar,
Omobola Ibidapo-Obe Oguntowora (Ph.D), Peter Olatunde Bamkole (Ph.D) and Mr. Chuks Emma Okoh.

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