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Mr. Sirajo Salisu has been appointed as the new managing director and CEO of Jaiz Bank Plc by the company’s board. He will take over for Mr. Hassan Usman, who is leaving the organization. 

The company stated in a statement on Monday that Mr. Salisu’s appointment is effective as of October 16. The new MD/appointment CEO’s was approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which oversees the nation’s banking sector. 

The management and board of Jaiz Bank expressed their trust in his selection to further improve the bank and their best wishes for him in the statement.

Mr. Salisu held the executive director position for the Northern region’s Business Development prior to his appointment. In addition to being a fellow in the Institute of Credit Administration (FICA) and an honorary senior member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, he is a certified risk manager (CRM) (CIBN). 

A decade or more of that experience was at the top management level, and the incoming MD/CEO has more than 28 years of actual banking experience. Inland Bank Plc, where he worked as a Supervisor, was where he began his banking career. His career with First Inland Bank Plc saw him rise to the level of Assistant General Manager after holding a number of managerial positions in operations, credit administration, and business development, including Regional Manager, FCT Abuja.

His appointment as the MD/CEO of the Arab Gambian Islamic Bank (AGIB) in 2009, which he held until January 2015, was a significant career milestone. 

In addition to managing the bank’s Treasury Department, Mr. Salisu joined Jaiz Bank in 2016 and assumed the position of Regional Manager, South. He was hired in 2018 as the business’s Chief Risk Officer and afterwards promoted to Executive Director of the lender.

As a speaker and/or participant, he has taken management and Islamic banking courses both inside and outside of Nigeria. He graduated from the esteemed Lagos Business School (SMP 33) as well as the Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (PALM 11), both in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.



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