They came in large numbers, in varying age brackets and most of them in their school attire. Of the 50 schools that attended, he promised that 60 percent of them would each get five units of computers with internet access while the rest will have theirs later. Jim Ovia was born on the 4th of November, 1957 to a large family in Agbor, Delta State. Cyberspace Network Limited was one of the pioneers of internet services in Nigeria. We make business happen for you. It is fully funded by Mr. Jim Ovia to provide financial aid to outstanding Nigeria youths. So every minute you spend on the web must be a rewarding one. He is also an Alumnus of Harvard Business School (OPM) Before the acquisition, Visafone had more than 3million subscribers. We're connecting entrepreneurs, their offerings and the marketplace. Jim Ovia also chairs a number of boards including Nigerian Software Development Initiative (NSDI), National Information Technology Advisory Council (NITAC) and Quantum Markets Limited and Cyberspace Network Limited. He founded Cyberspace Network Limited in 1995. Yesterday, a romantic proposal took place at one of the Zenith Bank branches in Warri ..Ovia Celestine who is the nephew of former MD of Zenith Bank,Jim Ovia,proposed to his lady love and blog reader, Nancy .The couple have been dating for almost three years now.Nancy is … Asides banking, Jim Ovia also has an interest in technology. ', He also challenged the youths not only to 'be on the web to browse. He worked for 3 years as a bank clerk before moving to USA where he obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. Before we See Photos of his Wonderful family, Let's take a brief look at the history of the Billionaire CEO. Insights, information and opportunities that inspire, inform and educate straight to your inbox. 'I want to specially commend some of my children here who came even uninvited. JIM OVIA AND HIS 4,500 CHILDREN. www.thecapital.ng/super-woman-jim-ovias-wife...love-for-her-step-children Because of the importance of the project to make these youths ICT compliant, President Goodluck Jonathan who could not make it to the ceremony sent a representative, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Alhaji Baba Umaru Faruq to stand in for him. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. They came in large numbers, in varying age brackets and most of them in their school attire. degree in Business Administration from Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A in 1977 and Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Louisiana, Monroe, Louisiana, USA in 1979. See Also: Biography and entrepreneurial journey of Hakeem Belo-Osagie. Jim Ovia is not only the founder of Zenith bank but also an inspirational speaker, whose speeches motivate people to pursue their own dreams. See Also: Biography and business life of Segun Agbaje. He is married to Kay Ovia, Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Markets Ltd and initiator of Star Rising Talent Hunt for children and young adults. Jim Ovia had transformed Zenith Bank, a small commercial bank into a financial service conglomerate. This can only be achieved if you focus more on marketing opportunities, e-book writing skills and many more.'. They were not among there schools accredited for the ceremony, therefore they were no arrangements to pick them up with the bus arranged for that. They were all there for Dr. Jim Ovia, the former CEO and founder of Zenith Bank. degree in Business Administration from Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A in 197… Isioma Olowu nee Ovia had gotten married to her beau, Ola Olowu, in August 24, 2013 in London at a very lavish and lush wedding ceremony, with the reception at the iconic Savoy Hotel, in London. Jim Ovia is the founder and pioneer Group Managing Director / CEO of Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria’s largest and Africa’s 6th largest bank by Shareholders’ Funds. Jim Ovia Foundation has four arms; The James Hope College, Jim Ovia Scholarship, Jim Ovia ICT Entrepreneurs Programme and Empower YOUth Program. He was at the helm of affairs of the bank for 20 years until his resignation in July 2010. Jim Ovia- Unplugged. They included Mr. Akin Kekere-Ekun, the Pro Chancellor of LASU, former Unilag VC, Prof. Ibidapo Obe, Dr. Ndidi Edozien, a motivational speaker and NGO personality and also the lady behind bellanaija.com blog site, Uche Eze who herself is also a youth. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern University Louisiana, an MBA from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and an OPM from Harvard Business School. Jim Ovia is also a member of Honorary International Investor Council and Board of Trustees, Redeemer’s University for Nations, Lagos. At the celebration of the feat of the group – Youth Empowerment and ICT Foundation championed by him after 10 years at The Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, the cream of the society gathered to identify with the youths who actually had the day.