Jaiz Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Dr. Sirajo Salisu as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO). Dr. Salisu’s appointment which according to the bank has been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) takes effect from 16 October 2022.
The announcement was contained in a release by the bank today 19 September 2022. The release signed by the banks Company Secretary and Legal Adviser, Muhammed Shehu was published by the Nigerian Exchange Limited NXG.
According to the bank “… the Central Bank of Nigeria has approved the appointment of Dr. Sirajo Salisu as the Managing Director/CEO of the Bank. His appointment would take effect from October 16, 2022 following the retirement of the incumbent MD, Mallam Hassan Usman.
“Prior to this appointment, Dr. Sirajo was the Executive Director Business Development North. He is a Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Fellow Institute of Credit Administration (FICA) and Honorary Senior Member Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
“Dr. Sirajo has over 28 years practical banking experience with more than a decade at Top Management Level. He started his banking career in 1992 with Inland Bank Plc as a Supervisor and rose to Assistant General Manager in 2009 with First Inland Bank Plc, where he held various Managerial Positions in both Operations, Credit Administration and Business Development including Regional Manager FCT Abuja.
“In 2009, he was appointed Managing Director/CEO Arab Gambian Islamic Bank (AGIB), a position he held till January 2015. Before joining Jaiz Bank Plc.
“Dr. Sirajo joined Jaiz Bank Plc in 2016 and served as the Regional Manager South while supervising the Treasury Department of the Bank. In 2018, he was appointed as the Chief Risk Officer of the Bank and later elevated to the position of Executive Director of the Bank.
“Dr. Sirajo has attended several Management and Islamic Banking Courses within and outside Nigeria as a participant and/or a speaker. He is an Alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School (SMP 33) and Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (PALM I I), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“The Management and Board of Jaiz Bank Plc wish Dr. Sirajo success and confident his appointment will further strengthen the Bank. “
Dr. Sirajo is a 1991 BSc. Economics graduate from Bayero University Kano. He has an Msc in Monetary Economics from the University of Port Harcourt and Ph.D in Agricultural Economics from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He obtained his second Masters Degree in Islamic Banking and Finance from Bayero University Kano.