Jaiz Bank appoints Ahmed Hassan as new managing director/CEO

Jaiz Bank Plc has appointed Ahmed Alhaji Hassan as the acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

Hassan’s appointment by the bank followed the resignation of Salisu Sirajo, who was appointed the MD/CEO in September, 2022 spending barely 11 months.

Though details of Sirajo’s sudden resignation were sketchy at the time of filding this report, observers said the former MD didn’t have rosy relationship with Mohammed Mustapha Bintube chaired board that was inaugurated at the Annual General Meeting held recently in Kano.

Until his appointment Hassan was the Executive Director, Operation /CFO of the Bank, whose over 29 years of cognate Banking, Industrial and Academic experiences started as a Lecturer of Accounting and Finance at Bayero University, Kano before joining the Banking/ Finance Industry.

As a shrewd banker, Mr Hassan had worked in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), 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.

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.

Mr Hassan has 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 (FCIN) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist(CAMS).

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 (CCO).

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