A trained accountant, Mr. Hassan Usman graduated with a first class degree in Accounting in 1985 from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria and became an Associate Member of ICAN in 1989. He obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Management in 1995 from Maastricht School of Management. Mr. Hassan also attended the Oxford University Advanced Management Programme in 2002.He worked as the Financial Controller of Nigerian Development Company Limited, Kaduna until he joined NAL Merchant Bank Plc. where he served as the Financial Controller and Treasurer respectively between1996-2001. Mr. Hassan had a brief stint with Inland Bank where he served as General Manager, Banking Services before re-joining NAL Bank as Deputy General Manager and Head, Business and Financial Advisory Group.
Mr. Usman joined Jaiz International in 2005 as a pioneer staff and was a key member of the team that led the process leading to the licensing of Jaiz Bank Plc in 2011. He served as General Manager- Business Development from January 2012 till April 2013 and was Executive Director in charge of Operations and Information Technology prior to his appointment as the Managing Director/CEO in June 2016.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
A seasoned banker of standing repute with over 20 years cognate banking experience, Abubakar Mahe is steering the business development drive of Jaiz Bank Plc. He is also a qualified Dealing Clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Prior to joining Jaiz Bank, Mahe was the Group Zonal Head of Zenith Bank Plc. in charge of the Northwest region. Before joining the Banking sector in 1994, Mahe worked with the Nigerian International Securities Limited (NISEL), a member of Nigerian Stock Exchange and a subsidiary of Continental Merchant Bank Plc. from 1991 to 1994. Between 1990 and 1991, he worked as the Dealing Clerk/Branch Head of the Lagos office of the Gidauniya Investment & Securities Limited.
Born in the ancient city of Kano, Mahe obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University in 1984. In 1987, he completed his Master Degree in Business Administration from the same institution. He attended several training in and outside Nigeria including High Potential Leader: Accelerating Your Performance at Wharton School, Pennsylvania, USA; High Performance People Skills, London Business School; and Senior Management Programmes, Lagos Business School.
He possesses almost 3 decades cognate experience which cuts across professional Accounting practice, Banking and Finance, out of which almost 16 years has been spent at senior management positions.
In the Banking & Finance sector, AbdulFattah had set up Financial Control function of CSL Group, managed the Operations, South-South/South-East regions, e-Business Group, Retail Banking and Non-interest Banking (Sales) business of Sterling Bank PLC.
He is skilled in Talent Management, Strategic Networking and Excellent Peoples’ Management, among others.
AbdulFattah is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CITN), among others.
He also holds a B.Sc. in Economics and Masters in Business Administration from Edo State University (now Ambrose Alli University) and has attended several local and international courses in strategic management, leadership, etc.
AbdulFattah effectively joined the Board of Jaiz Bank on 6th November 2017.
He was between 2003 and 2005, the Treasurer and Investment Consultant to OPEC Fund (Vienna, Austria), where he managed an approximately US $5 billion investment portfolio. He is a holder of an MBA (Finance, Accounting and Quantitative Analysis) and, a Ph.D. in Banking & Finance from the University of Maryland, USA. Prof. Adebiyi spent 20 years (1983-2003) at the Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, serving at different levels in Project Management, Treasury, Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management. He is a visiting Professor of Portfolio Investment Management and Quantitative Analysis to the Bowie State University, Maryland, USA.
He is a distinguished and highly successful businessman. Dr. Indimi is the sole Founder and Chairman of Oriental Energy Resources, Limited. He has over 20 years’ experience in the Nigerian Upstream Oil and Gas sector. Dr. Indimi is an astute business man with a notable presence in the international business arena. He also serves as the Chairman of M & W Pump Nigeria Limited; which has partnered with MWI Corp of Deerfield Beach, Florida. He is a founder of many successful indigenous companies and sits on the board of several privately owned companies encompassing all sectors of the economy. Dr. Indimi is a humanitarian and a philanthropist and has received numerous awards as well as honorary doctorate degrees from notable Universities in Nigeria, Ireland and the United States.
He is a representative of the Islamic Development Bank. He is an Investment Specialist and currently works in the Investment Department of IDB. Between 2010 and 2012, he was in the Young Professional Programme of IDB. He also led a team of 15 – 20 on the French Council of Islamic Finance as Chief of the Research and Translation to translate the AAOIFI standards and the CIBAFI modules. A Ph.d holder in Management Sciences, Dr. Chatti attended many seminars and presented different papers on Islamic Finance. He has also contributed to some published books on Islamic Finance. He is fluent in Arabic, French and English Languages.
HRH, Emir of Bakura, Engr. Bello Muhammad Sani, OON, is a holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He is also a holder of M.Sc (Civil Engineering) from the University of Dundee Scotland – 1977. HRH is a fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria (COREN) and an Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) conferred upon him by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the 10th of December 2003 in recognition of his achievement. He is currently the Emir of Bakura, Zamfara State, Nigeria. Prior to becoming the Emir, HRH held several notable positions such as;
- Public Engineer in the defunct North Western State Ministry of Works, Transport and Housing, Sokoto in 1974 – 1975,
- Principal Engineer of Ministry of Works and Transport Sokoto in 1979-1980
- Acting Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Works and Housing, Sokoto in 1981.
- Chief Civil Engineer and the Chief Building Engineer in 1981-1983 Ministry of Works and Transport Sokoto.
He has held several notable positions in some of the most prestigious corporate, private and public organizations in Nigeria, including Director, Building and Engineering Services, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) between 1989 -1996, Senior Assistant General Manager, Union Bank of Nigeria (formerly Barclays Bank).
He is s the Chairman of Althani Group of Companies, and Cobalt International Services Limited since 2004. He is also a Director in the following companies, Bento Drill Nigeria Limited 1995, Offshore Technologies International Limited 1995, and Resource Capital Group 1995. Cobalt International Services Limited is a pre-shipment Inspection Agent for dry goods and bulk liquid cargos. They are currently inspection agents for oil and gas exports in the country. Alhaji Bashir also worked with Hammad Development Facilities in 1987 and Jadai Diversified Services in 1989.