By Wilson Adekumola
The Board of Jaiz Bank Plc, Nigeria’s pioneer non-interest bank, has appointed Alhaji Ahmed Hassan as the acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank.
This was contained in a statement from the bank on Wednesday made available to journalists, noting that the development followed the exit of the former MD/CEO, Dr. Salisu Sirajo, who resigned his appointment and proceeded on a terminal leave.
Until his appointment as the Ag. MD/CEO, Hassan was the Executive Director, Operation/CFO of the Bank, whose over 29 years of relevant Banking, Industrial and Academic experiences started as a Lecturer of Accounting and Finance at Bayero University, Kano before joining the Banking/Finance Industry.
Hassan, an astute Banker and the new Jaiz Bank Ag. MD/CEO had worked in Securities and Exchange Commission, former New Africa Merchant Bank Ltd, NAL Merchant Bank, now Sterling Bank, NUB/FINBANK, now part of FCMB, and had a brief stint with Dangote Group as the Financial Controller of Kano Flour Mills.
The statement read, “His banking experience covers Corporate Finance, Banking Operations, Risk Management, Financial Controls and Branch / Regional Banking. Ahmed is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and an Associate of the Pension Institute of Nigeria.
“He was at various times a Branch Manager in Apapa, Victoria Island and Kaduna locations, and later became a Regional Manager in North Central and Kano II Regions of FINBank.’
Hassan attended local and international courses and workshops; he is an alumnus of Bayero University, Kano and the University of Lagos. A fellow of the Compliance Institute of Nigeria and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.
He joined JAIZ Bank Plc in October 2013 as Head of Financial Control and acting Chief Financial Officer before he was later appointed as the Bank’s Chief Compliance Officer.