Uzoma Dozie appointed Diamond bank MD as Otti steps down

By The Citizen

Uzoma Dozie, the first son of the founder of Diamond bank plc,  Mr. Pascal Dozie has been appointed the  Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Bank following the resignation of Dr. Alex Otti.

It was gathered that Otti resigned from the bank in order to pursue his political ambition of becoming the governor of Abia State in 2015 election. Before his appointment, Dozie served as Deputy Managing Director of Retail Banking. But before then, he had served at different times as an Executive Director of Retail Banking and Executive Director of Corporate Banking, as well as Executive Director of Regional Business – Lagos & West.

Dozie has over 15 years of banking experience in three different financial institutions in Nigeria. He joined Diamond Bank in 1998 as an Assistant Manager and Head of Diamond Bank's Oil and Gas Unit. Mr. Dozie served as Financial Controller of Diamond Bank, from June 2001 to April 2004. He has been a Director of one of the faculties at the Lagos Business School since 2007. He has been an Executive Director of Diamond Bank Plc since 2005.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Reading, Berkshire, a Master's of Science degree in Chemical Research from the University College, London and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Imperial College Management School of London 1998.