He served as CE0 2010 when he moved into the chairman role. He was the recipient of a Nigerian national honour.
During two decades of leadership, he helped position the bank as one of the largest and most profitable in Africa.
Jim Ovia is also the founder of Visafone Communications Limited and the chairman of both the Nigerian Software Development Initiative (NSDI) and the National Information Technology Advisory Council (NITAC). He is a member of the Honorary International Investor Council as well as the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI). He is the Chairman of Cyberspace Network Limited.