Jim Ovia is an entrepreneur and businessperson who founded 5 companies, among them: Zenith Bank Plc, The Quantum Group, Inc. and Visafone Communications Ltd. and who has been the head of 7 different companies. Mr. Ovia is Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc (which he founded in 1990), Chairman at Zenith Bank (UK) Ltd. (a subsidiary of Zenith Bank Plc), Chairman for Nigeria Software Development Initiative, Chairman of Zenith General Insurance Co. Ltd. and Chairman for The Quantum Group, Inc. (which he founded). Jim Ovia is also Member-Governing Council at Lagos State University and Member of Honorary International Investors Council and on the board of 8 other companies.
In the past Mr. Ovia held the position of Chairman for Visafone Communications Ltd. (he founded the company in 2007), President for Nigeria Internet Group and Member of Disasters Emergency Committee.
Jim Ovia received an MBA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and an undergraduate degree from Southern University & A&M College.