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FBN Holdings names non-executive director

FBN Holdings Plc has announced the appointment of Ado Yakubu Wanka as its non-executive director. Wanka’s appointment was disclosed in a statement signed by the…

FBN Holdings Plc has announced the appointment of Ado Yakubu Wanka as its non-executive director.

Wanka’s appointment was disclosed in a statement signed by the company secretary, Seye Kosoko, and issued to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

Wanka has vast managerial experience in the banking and finance sector.

He started working as a Process Engineer with Ashaka Cement Company Plc in 1978. Later, he joined the Northern Nigerian Development Company (NNDC) and participated actively in new business development and monitoring of the company’s quoted and unquoted investments.

Wanka also served in various capacities in the oil and gas industry. He was the Acting Head of New Business Development and later Head, Strategic Planning at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). He was also the Executive Director of Finance and Administration and Executive Chairman of the Nigeria-Sao Tome Joint Development Authority from 2006-2008.

He started his banking career in Citibank Nigeria before moving to FSB International Bank Plc and Gamji Bank (ITB) where he worked as an Executive Director and CEO respectively.

Wanka also worked at First Bank of Nigeria as an Executive Director, before working with Unity Bank, where he was Executive Director and later retired as Managing Director/CEO.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers; a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) (NIM), Institute of Credit Administration (ICA), Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (ICMA), Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers and also an Honorary Fellow of the Nigerian Chemical Society.

He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration both from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School and Switzerland Institute of Management Development, Lausanne.

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