Born November 10, 1950, Mallam Garba Imam has work experience that spans over 30 years beginning with the Kano State Civil Service as Executive & Administrative Officer in Governor’s office and also served in other capacities, which include Assistant Secretary (Project Planning).
He started his banking career in 1985 with Chase Merchant Bank Nigeria Ltd (Continental Merchant Bank Plc) as Credit/Financial Analyst and later became Assistant General Manager, Divisional Head, Corporate Banking.
He joined African International Bank Limited in 1996 and became Deputy General Manager in charge of Operations, Corporate Banking, Risk Management, Branch Supervision, Corporate Finance and Lagos Regional Business Development Department.
In 2002, he joined the Board of NAL Bank Plc (now Sterling Bank Plc) as a Non-Executive Director, and became Executive Director in 2003, where he served in various capacities including Corporate Banking, Retial and Consumer Banking; Lagos; South-West; and South Regions, Treasury & Public Sector, and Management Services.
Mallam Imam retired from the services of Sterling Bank in August, 2011 upon attaining the retirement age. In November 2011, he was appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Enterprise Bank Limited by AMCON where he also served on the Board’s Credit and Risk Management Committees.
Mallam Imam is a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Management, UK. Fellow, Institute of Credit Administrators, Honorary Senior Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers, Member, Institute of Directors and a Member of Bank Directors Association of Nigeria.
Mallam Garba Imam holds a B.S.C(Hons) Degree in Sociology from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a Masters of Social Science from Brimingham University United Kingdom.
He also obtained a PGD in Agricultural Development from Imperial College University of London