Ex-head of Google West Africa, Juliet Ehimuan, named director at Zenith Bank
Juliet Ehimuan

The Zenith Bank Plc board of directors has announced the appointed of Juliet Ehimuan as a non-executive director of the financial firm, effective August 29, 2023.

The appointment was announced in a corporate filing to the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited on Tuesday, and has been confirmed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

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 in Africa, by the London Business School as one of 30 people changing the world, and as one of the most influential people of African descent (MIPAD).

With over 25 years experience primarily in technology, oil and gas, and new media industries across Europe, Middle East and Africa; Ehimuan is said to be a leading voice on innovation, transformation, and leadership.

According to Zenith Bank, during her 12-year tenure at Google, Ehimuan played a pivotal role in expanding the company’s presence in Nigeria and the wider West Africa region.

The bank said 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. 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,” the statement reads.

“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.”

Ehimuan is also said to hold 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 bachelor of science (BSc) in computer engineering (1st class honours) from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-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,” Zenith Bank said.

“She was awarded IT Personality of the Year in 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. She is a published Author, Executive Coach, and a member of the Forbes Coaches’ Council.”

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