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Diamond Bank Boss, Uzoma Dozie Receives Award

Mr. Uzoma Dozie, Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Bank Limited has been honoured as one of the Top 25 CEOs in Nigeria at the Business Day CEO’s Award.

Uzoma Dozie, GMD/CEO, Diamond Bank Limited

He got the award for his significant contribution to the capital market and the economy.

Consequently, the elated Dozie didn’t waste any further time as he took to his twitter handle to express joy and gratitude… “Thank you. To my team!! The Sparkling Diamond tribe, our customers, without them this is not possible and all those that invest body mind and spirit.”

Interestingly, Mr. Uzoma Dozie graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Reading, Berkshire England. He obtained a Master of Science degree in Chemical Research from University College, University of London in 1992 and an MBA with specialisation in Finance, from Imperial College Management School, London in 1998.

He also attended the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Mr. Dozie started his banking career in the Commercial Banking Unit at Guaranty Trust Bank Plc where he worked for some years and later moved to Citizens International Bank Limited where he worked in the Oil and Gas Division.

Thereafter, he joined Diamond Bank Limited as Manager and Head of the Bank’s Oil and Gas Unit. He was at a time Head, Financial Control, then Retail Banking (where he spear-headed the introduction of lifestyle-changing retail products). He equally headed two distinctive strategic business units in the Bank before his appointment as an Executive Director in 2005, during which time he supervised the Retail Banking and Corporate Banking Divisions of the Bank. He at a time, acted as the Bank’s Chief Financial Officer.

He was the Executive Director in charge of Lagos Businesses between 2011 and 2013 until his appointment as a Deputy Managing Director in April 2013 and charged with the responsibility to oversee the Retail Banking Directorate of the Bank. He has attended various specialist and executive development courses in Nigeria and overseas.

Following the resignation of the immediate past Group Managing Director from the Board, Uzoma Dozie, a man who believes in using cutting edge technology to deliver services to customers, and improve the efficiency of how the enterprise functioned, was unanimously appointed by the Board as the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Bank effective from November 1, 2014. His appointment was approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria in December 2014.

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