FACTS ABOUT AISHA AHMAD, THE NEWLY APPOINTED DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF CBN
On October 5 2017, Aisha Ahmad was nominated by the President, General Muhammadu Buhari to fill in the position left behind by a former Central Bank of Nigeria deputy Governor, Sarah Alade who retired in March 2017. Her appointment has been subjected to the Senate for confirmation.
Below are nine facts about her;
1.) Ahmad who hails from Niger State was born October 26, 1976.
2.) She holds an MSc in finance and management from the Cranfield School of Management in the UK, an MBA with a specialisation in finance from the University of Lagos and a graduate degree in accounting from the University of Abuja.
3.) Ahmad has worked at local and global institutions, including NAL Bank Plc, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc (a member of Standard Bank Group), Zenith Bank Plc and Bank of New York Mellon among others.
4.) She is currently responsible for the consumer banking division at Diamond Bank Plc comprising consumer banking group, privilege banking group, retail assets group and bancassurance.
5.) Ahmad is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Associations – globally recognised programmes for investment analysts and portfolio managers.
6.) She is the chairperson of the executive council of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), a Nigerian non-profit organisation founded in 2001 by 13 women and one man who identified a serious issue concerning women in the workplace and in business, particularly in the areas of leadership capacity building and avenues for networking for growth.
7.) Hillary Clinton who she shares her birthday with inspires her.
“Hillary Clinton who happens to be my ‘birthday mate’ has been a strong influencer over the years. I admire her ability to stay focused on making an impact and my admiration for her has only been validated by her recent nomination as the US Democratic presidential candidate.”
8.) She is married to Abdallah A. Ahmad, a retired brigadier-general, and their union is blessed with two teenage sons.
9.) She is also a board member of the SOS Children’s hospital.
source: Nigerian Monitor, naijainfo.com
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