Usman Abdulqadir, Chief Finance and Risk Officer, SunTrust Bank

Usman Abdulqadir has over 20 years banking experience, spanning retail and commercial banking as well as bank supervision and regulation.

Graduating from Bayero University, Kano, in 1993, with upper second class degree in Accounting, Usman also holds a Master’s Degree in Islamic Finance from Durham University, United Kingdom and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

Usman started his banking career with FSB International Bank Plc (now Fidelity Bank) in 1996 and served as the Kaduna Business Development Manager of Reliance Bank Limited (now Skye Bank) where he managed corporate, private and public sector clients, before moving to the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2003.

He played a central role in the banking sector reforms of 2005 and 2009 and authored several in-house papers in the areas of financial stability, risk management and bank supervision.

Between 2010-2012, Usman represented the Central Bank of Nigeria on the Liquidity Risk Management Working Group of the Islamic Financial Services Board, a global body with 188 members, including 61 regulatory/supervisory authorities and 8 inter-governmental bodies.

He also represented the CBN at the 2015 Seminar for Senior Supervisors from Emerging Economies.

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