Rukayat Salaudeen is a Legal Practitioner with a broad spectrum of experience in Corporate and Commercial Legal Practice. She is a distinguished alumnus of the University of Maiduguri, Borno State and the Nigerian Law School. Her career spans a couple of leading Law Firms from where she joined TSI Property & Investments Company Ltd., a Holding Company of eight (8) subsidiaries within Nigeria and The Gambia as the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser in 2003.
She was subsequently appointed as the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of Law Union & Rock Insurance Plc, one of the foremost Insurance Underwriters in Nigeria since 1969, and a quoted company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange since 1990.
She has attended many local and overseas trainings including Corporate Governance and Company Direction at the Institute of Directors/Lagos Business School, Copy Rights and Mediation at the World Intellectual Property Organization Academy/Mediation Center, Geneva Switzerland, Practical Company Secretariat Practice at the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Franchising, Anti-Money Laundering/Combating Financial Terrorism, and Islamic Finance to list a few. Rukayat was appointed as the pioneer Company Secretary /Legal Adviser of Jaiz Bank Plc. in February 2012.
A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Abdullahi Usman is a seasoned banker with versatile experience in Investment Banking, Development Banking and Commercial Banking that spanned a period of over 26 years. In addition to this, he had 3 years stint with Tawada Limited (a subsidiary of Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company Ltd.) as the pioneer Financial Controller.
He started his banking carrier in 1987 with the Bank of Agriculture (formerly Nigerian Agricultural and Cooperative Bank Ltd.) and left for Nigeria Universal Bank Ltd in 1988 from where he joined New Africa Merchant Bank Ltd. in 1989. After his stint with Tawada Limited from 1996 to 1998, he joined United Bank for Africa from 1999 to 2001 when he moved to Intercity Bank Plc and subsequently, Unity Bank Plc through merger in 2005. During this period, he held various responsibilities that covered all areas of core banking operations, which included Treasury and Foreign Operations Officer, Head of Branch Operations, Regional Head of Operations, Zonal Head Internal Control, Head of Budgeting and Financial Reporting, Head Strategy and Corporate Planning, Head Credit Remediation and Workout, and Head Credit Control and Policy.
Abdullahi Usman joined Jaiz Bank in 2013 as Deputy Chief Risk Officer. He is currently the Head of Treasury Department of the Bank.
A chartered Accountant and Accounting graduate of 1987, he is also MBA holder from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He had attended numerous local and international courses which included Strategic Treasury Management by D.C. Gardener, Management Development Program by School of Business Entrepreneurship of South Africa, Audit Command Language (ACL) by EDP Associates, Applied Corporate Finance Workshop by Jeff & O’Brien, IFRS training by Euromoney, Kaplan-Norton Balanced Score Card, Basel II/III training and Basel III and IFSB Regulations for Islamic Financial Institutions by Red Money Training, Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia.
Mr. Muhammad Kabir (MK) is in charge of Strategy at Jaiz Bank. He was the pioneer Chief Financial Officer of the Bank where he set up from the scratch a Shariah-compliant accounting and financial reporting system. He is very versed and highly skilled in the area of Islamic Finance, Islamic Accounting, Corporate Strategy, Corporate Finance as well as Financial Control having worked for a combined period of over eighteen years in spanning private equity, banking and a stint in academics both within Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
As a former conventional Investment and Commercial Banker, MK has extensive experience in the financial services industry. He has previously managed the Structured Finance portfolio of an investment bank, where he developed the project finance and credit derivatives business of the firm. He also had academic stint at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK where he taught Corporate Strategy and Management courses.
MK is an AAOIFI Certified Professional (CIPA), and a Charter Holder of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI), United Kingdom as well as Chartered Islamic Finance Analyst (CIFA), Kuwait. He holds a BSc Hons. Accounting and MSc in International Accounting & Consulting (awarded with distinction) from Bayero University and the University of Reading respectively. He got his PhD in Strategic Finance from the Open University, United Kingdom. He is currently pursuing his second PhD in Islamic Finance from Malaysia with focus on Sukuk disclosure, pricing and risk.