Meet Mrs. Aisha Azumi Abraham, from Plateau State. She was an Executive Director, Secretariat and Services Directorate of Unity Bank Plc. She was also one of the pioneer Directors of Urban Development Bank of Nigeria (now Bank of Infrastructure) in 1992 and Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of First Interstate Bank Plc 2002 to 2006.
She attended Saint Louis College, Jos from 1973 to 1977 and School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1978 to 1979. She also obtained an LL.B degree from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1979 to 1982, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1983.
Mrs. Aisha has a rich experience in legal practice spanning solicitorship, university lecturing and company secretarial practice. Between 1985 and 1986, she was a Graduate Assistant in the Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. She was also a Senior Partner in Baiyee, Abubakar & Co where she was involved in the setting up of small scale businesses.
Before her appointment by CBN, she was the Divisional Head, Secretariat and Quality Management, a designation she held while being the Company Secretary of Unity Bank.
She was in the Legal and Company Secretariat Department of NAL Merchant Bank Plc (now Sterling Bank) between 1986 and 1988, Credit & Marketing Department of Ivory Merchant Bank in 1990, and Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of Shelter Savings & Loans Limited 1992 – 1994.
Mrs. Aisha has membership of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). She is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN) and the Institute of Credit Administration (ICA). .
She has attended several professional courses both locally and internationally, including the IMD Executive Programme on Leadership in Lausanne, Switzerland, Euro Money Project Finance Course at Oxford University, UK and International Programme on Effective Enterprise Risk Management in London, UK.
Sources: Thenigerianvoice.com, Bloomberg.com
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