GHANA – Zenith Bank Ghana, a leading financial services provider in the country has appointed Anthony Akindele Ogunranti as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

Ogunranti takes over from Henry Oroh who has been elevated to the position of Executive Director in Zenith Bank PLC, the parent company of Zenith Bank Ghana based in Nigeria.

Until his appointment, Mr. Ogunranti, was a Senior Executive Member of Zenith Bank Plc.

A statement from Zenith Bank said that Ogunranti comes to the Ghanian Bank as CEOhe  with over two decades of experience in the financial industry that cuts across areas such as Corporate Banking, Commercial and Retail Banking, as well as Structured/Project Finance.

The statement from the financial institution added that Mr. Ogunranti holds a BSc (Hons.) in International relations, from the ObafemiAwolowo University, Ile-Ife, an MBA in Marketing, and an MSc (Hons.) in Banking and Finance from the University of Ibadan.

He has also attended the prestigious Moody’s Credit Academy, UK, and various Executive Management Programs at the Wharton Business School and Harvard Business School, USA respectively.

Mr. Ogunranti is an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (HCIB), Nigeria and a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), the statement added.

Prior to joining Zenith Bank Ghana, he had served as General Manager in charge of: Corporate Banking Division, Infrastructure & Power Sector, Apapa & Ikeja Zones, Multilaterals &Conglomerates Sector, and the Lagos Public Sector Division at Zenith Bank Plc.

Ogunranti was actively involved in Nigeria’s recent Power Privatization exercise and has structured financing for various infrastructure projects in the Power, Maritime, Oil & Gas, Real Estate and Agricultural sectors of the economy.

With a resilient passion for the growth of the brand in Nigeria, Mr. Ogunranti has made significant contribution to the expansion of the business of Zenith Bank Plc and has been very much a part of the Bank’s phenomenal success.

The statement described Mr. Ogunranti is an astute banker and a dynamic leader who will bring his wealth of experience to bear on the Bank’s business in Ghana, replicating the successes chalked up at Zenith Plc here in Ghana and leading the team to achieve greater heights.