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Zenith Capital appoints new MD/CEO
Enakele: The new man at Zenith Capital

Zenith Capital appoints new MD/CEO

Zenith Capital Limited, a leading investment bank, has announced the appointment of Jubril Enakele as its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.  In his new role, Mr. Enakele will focus on investment banking, asset management and the securities trading side of the business, as well as oversee a world class team based in Lagos. He will report to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Enakele has over 15 years of international and local experience across various aspects of banking including Banking Operations, Credit Analysis, Risk Management, Client Coverage, Investment Banking, Corporate Finance and Derivatives across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He began his career in banking in 2000 in Nigeria, before joining Citibank Nigeria in 2004 and Citibank Global Markets London as a Vice President in 2008. He moved to Standard Bank London in 2010 as aDirector and led their Commodity Derivatives – Energy Sales businessfor West Africa before joining Deutsche Bank AG London in 2011 as the Director for Capital Markets & Treasury Solutions for sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa).

During the course of his career, Jubril has been involved in several landmark transactions across sub-Saharan Africa, including raising financing from international capital markets for various African sovereigns such as Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Zambia, Ivory Coast including raising finance for indigenous corporates and financial institutions in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.

Mr. Enakele is a graduate of Economics from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. He has a Masters degree in Public Policy from the University College London and attended London Business School and University of Oxford – Said Business School respectively. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, UK (CISI).

“Announcing the appointment, Zenith Capital Limited’s Chairman, Mr Jim Ovia said: “Choosing a new MD/CEO was not an easy feat but we are confident that Jubril Enakele is the right candidate for this role and exactly what we need to continue down this road to sustainable growth.

His appointment re-articulates our commitment to delivering value on behalf of all our stakeholders as Jubril brings his extensive experience and stellar track-record to bear for Zenith Capital Limited.”

Jubril Enakele, Chief Executive Officer, Zenith Capital Limited added: “I am pleased to be part of Zenith Capital’s growth story in Nigeria and immensely proud to be part of the world-class team transforming it into a leading investment banking institution in West Africa, an employer of choice, and a trusted financial advisor and partner to key stakeholders. Our future is bright and I look forward with optimism and anticipation.”


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