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Buhari Appoints Niger State Born Chartered Financial Analyst, Aisha Ahmad, As CBN Deputy Governor

Aishah Ahmad
Mrs Aishah Ahmad

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed 41 year old Chartered Financial Analyst, Mrs. Aishah Ahmad, from Niger State, as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Aisha Ahmad, whose name has been forwarded to the Senate for confirmation, is to replace a former Deputy Governor, who retired early this year.
A statement by the Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina said that the appointment was carried out in accordance with the provisions of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007. President Buhari called on the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, to consider the expeditious confirmation of Mrs Ahmad, who would then resume work immediately.
Aishah Ahmad, who was born on October 26, 1976, and hails from Niger State, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Abuja; an MBA (Finance) from the University of Lagos and an M.Sc, Finance and
Management from the Cranfield School of Management (UK). She is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and holds the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
She was the Head of Consumer and Privilege Banking at Diamond Bank and, previously she headed the Retail Banking Directorate in the same bank.
She joined Diamond Bank in June 2014 as a Deputy General Manager and the Head, Retail Financial Services Division, overseeing Privilege Banking, Consumer Banking Group, Retail Assets, Cards and Customer Engagement & Insight.
Prior to joining Diamond Bank, Aishah worked with Stanbic IBTC Holdings where she served in various capacities as Head, High Net-worth Individuals; Head, Private Client Services and Deputy Head, Private Client Services between 2009 – 2014.
She had also worked with other companies such as Zenith Capital Limited as Head, Business Development, Bank of New York Mellon (UK), Synesix Financial Limited (UK), Zenith Bank Plc as Head, Retail Banking Unit, and NAL Bank Plc as Head, Private Banking.
She also worked with First Interstate Bank Plc as Executive Assistant, Treasury Group, Manstructs Group Nigeria Limited as Group Accountant and Z. O. Ososanya & Co.
Ms Ahmad is currently an Executive Director at Diamond Bank Plc, an appointment we understand may have been made ahead of this announcement.
Aishah Ahmad is currently the Chairperson of Women in Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) and a board member of the SOS Children’s hospital.
Aishah is renowned for her experience in the private banking space having managed many High Net-worth Individuals (HNI’s) throughout her career.
Aishah is married to Brigadier General Abdallah A Ahmad (rtd) and has two kids.
Also today, the President wrote to the Senate, seeking the confirmation of appointment of members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the CBN.
They are to replace four members whose tenure expires at the end of this year.
The nominees are Professor Adeola Festus Adenikinju, Dr. Aliyu Rafindadi Sanusi, Dr. Robert Chikwendu Asogwa and Dr Asheikh A. Maidugu.
After Senate clearance, the new members of the Monetary Policy Committee are to resume duties in January next year.[myad]