Goretti Lote has joined Zenith Bank (UK) as head of its international desk for business development, based in London.

She makes the move to Zenith from ICBC London, where her most recent position was as senior relationship manager in charge of marketing the bank’s trade finance business to corporate and financial institution clients. Her 36-year career in the UK and Hong Kong includes time spent at Sotrafin, JP Morgan, Banque Francaise de L’Orient and DBS Bank, among other institutions.

At Zenith, Lote now heads up a team looking after corporates in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, the US, Australia and New Zealand. She reports to the bank’s head of business development, Chidi Ogbata.

Lote replaces Avi Gur, who left Zenith in December 2017 and has since joined FBN Bank (UK) as credit risk manager for commodities trade finance in London.