Abdullahi Usman, Head of Treasury, Jaiz Bank

A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Abdullahi Usman is a seasoned banker with versatile experience in Investment Banking, Development Banking and Commercial Banking that spanned a period of over 26 years.

In addition to this, he had 3 years stint with Tawada Limited (a subsidiary of Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company Ltd.) as the pioneer Financial Controller.

He started his banking carrier in 1987 with the Bank of Agriculture (formerly Nigerian Agricultural and Cooperative Bank Ltd.) and left for Nigeria Universal Bank Ltd in 1988 from where he joined New Africa Merchant Bank Ltd. in 1989.  After his stint with Tawada Limited from 1996 to 1998, he joined United Bank for Africa from 1999 to 2001 when he moved to Intercity Bank Plc and subsequently, Unity Bank Plc through merger in 2005.

During this period, he held various responsibilities that covered all areas of core banking operations, which included Treasury and Foreign Operations Officer, Head of Branch Operations, Regional Head of Operations, Zonal Head Internal Control, Head of Budgeting and Financial Reporting, Head Strategy and Corporate Planning, Head Credit Remediation and Workout, and Head Credit Control and Policy.

Abdullahi Usman joined Jaiz Bank in 2013 as Deputy Chief Risk Officer.  He is currently the Head of Treasury Department of the Bank.

A chartered Accountant and Accounting graduate of 1987, he is also MBA holder from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.  He had attended numerous local and international courses which included Strategic Treasury Management by D.C. Gardener, Management Development Program by School of Business Entrepreneurship of South Africa, Audit Command Language (ACL) by EDP Associates, Applied Corporate Finance Workshop by Jeff & O’Brien, IFRS training by Euromoney, Kaplan-Norton Balanced Score Card, Basel II/III training and Basel III and IFSB Regulations for Islamic Financial Institutions by Red Money Training, Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia.

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