Dr Sirajo Salisu has assumed duty as the Managing Director/Chief Executive of Jaiz Bank Plc.
He takes over from Hassan Usman whose tenure ended after retirement on October 15, 2022.
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Commenting, Dr Sirajo said, “As we look ahead into the next phase of our bank, we will continually show up as our best selves, and meet the challenges of our world so that we can build a future in which we thrive together.”
Speaking exclusively to the Media Trust group in a recent visit, he said: “ I hope to build on the foundation of my predecessor to continue to elevate non-interest banking in Nigeria.
“We are proud of what we have achieved but there is always the room for more and we are prepared to raise to these challenges with the support of our stakeholders.”
Until his appointment, Dr Sirajo held several senior and executive positions in the bank such as Regional Manager South, Chief Risk Officer and Executive Director, Business Development North where he served diligently in providing key strategic direction to grow the bank’s business in the northern region of the country.
Prior to joining Jaiz Bank Plc. In 2016, Sirajo served as the Managing Director/CEO of Arab Gambian Islamic Bank (AGIB), a position he held for six years.
He is a 1991 BSc. Economics graduate from Bayero University Kano and has an MSc. in Monetary Economics from the University of Port Harcourt and PhD in Agricultural Economics from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.
Sirajo also obtained another Master’s Degree in Islamic Banking and Finance from Bayero University Kano.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration (FICA) and Honorary Senior Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).