Gabriel Ukpeh retires as Zenith Bank’s non-executive director

Alex Omenye
Alex Omenye

Melvin Onwubuke


The Board of Zenith Bank Plc has announced the retirement of Mr. Gabriel Ukpeh as an Independent Non-Executive Director from the company.

This was contained in the bank’s notice to the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) and the investing public.

The retirement took effect on 8 March 2024, as stated in the statement of Michael Otu, corporate secretary and general counsel.

This follows the expiry of his term of office, having served as an independent nonexecutive director of the Bank for eight years, following the regulation.

According to information gathered from the Zenith Bank website, Mr Ukpeh is an internationally acclaimed consultant in business strategy, risk management, process re-engineering, and financial services, who was, until recently, a Senior Partner and Risk Quality Leader for Africa at Price Waterhouse Coopers.

He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria with over thirty-five (35) years of experience in Financial Audit and Reporting, as well as a member of the Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

A graduate of accounting, he holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom.

He obtained a Master of Science (M.Sc) Degree in Contemporary Accounting from the Leeds Metropolitan University, UK in 2009.

He worked with PwC, an International Business auditing and consulting firm for over thirty-five years, and as a Partner for over 20 years led, directed, planned, and managed the audit, accounting, and consulting assignments for numerous financial institutions, multinationals, and local companies, including most major banks in Nigeria.

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