Nigerian businessman Jim Ovia has been called the Godfather of Banking by Forbes Africa. In a time of tension between military and civilian regimes, periods of incredible economic instability, and a decaying infrastructure, Jim founded Zenith Bank.
Under his leadership, what started with $4 million in shareholders’ funds, grew into one of Africa’s largest banks, an internationally recognized institution with more than $16 billion in assets. Talking Books’ Peace Hyde speaks to him about his book Africa Rise and Shine in this episode of Talking Books. Watch the video below: