All things being equal, the apex Nigerian bank known as the “Central Bank of Nigeria” has a new vibrant energy coming in who is being seen by all as the future of the CBN and it’s none other than the young and brilliant banker by name “Aishah Ahmad”, 40., CBN deputy governor designate.
Her appointment is being viewed by most, especially in the industry as an appointment well thought about and very well received too.
At 40, the Niger State indigene is described by those who should know her as “brilliant, vibrant, seasoned, well experienced and vivacious” all in one, in fact she’s addressed as beauty with brain.
Imagine that she’s already had more than “20 years experience” in “retail, consumer banking and wealth management”. Infact she’s garnered very valuable experience over the years at such institutions like NAL Bank, Stanbic IBTC & Zenith Bank just to mention a few and she’s currently an “Executive Director, Head of Consumer & Privilege Banking at Diamond Bank PLC”.
Aishah has an intimidating portfolio, managing over ₦500 billion and helping to maintain performance at 250 branch locations across the country.
She joined Diamond Bank in 2014 as a DGM before now becoming an ED. While at Stanbic IBTC she was head, High Networth Individuals and Head, Private Client Services.
Mrs. Ahmad holds a B.Sc in Account from the University of Abuja. An MBA in finance from the UNILAG, MSc Finance and Management, Cranfield School of Management (UK). She’s a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and holds the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst ‘CFA’ designation.
She’s the current Chairperson of “WIMBIZ”, which is “Women in Management, Business and Public Service”. By her appointment by the FG which is still subject to confirmation by the Senate, she’s replacing Mrs. Sarah Alade from Kwara State who resigned in March of 2017.
Aishah Ahmad was born October 26, 1976 so would be clocking 41 in a few weeks. She’s married with 2 kids to Bri. Gen. Abdallah A. Ahmad.