Haruna Musa was appointed Managing Director/CEO of Jaiz Bank Plc on the 21st of November 2023. He is a seasoned banker with over 27 years of cognate experience in banking across Nigeria and Africa. He is an alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Bayero University, Kano, and Cranfield University, United Kingdom. He is currently at the final stage of a Ph.D. programme in Islamic Banking & Finance at the Universiti Utara in Malaysia.

At the Cranfield University, Haruna obtained an MSc. in Finance and Management (2008 – 2009). He received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Bayero University, Kano (1997 – 1998); a Post Graduate Diploma in Management earlier from the same University (1994 – 1995), while he holds a Bachelor of Agriculture from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, (1987 – 1991). 

Haruna undertook extensive executive-level courses including Advanced Management Program from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, USA (2023); Making Corporate Boards More Effective – Harvard Business School, Harvard University, USA (2015); Positive Leadership Program – Michigan Ross Executive Education, USA (2014); General Management Program – Cranfield University, UK (2012). He is also an honourary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).  

Until his appointment as the substantive MD/CEO of Jaiz Bank Plc, he served as Executive Director with GT Bank for eight years, and garnered 22 years out of his 27 years’ wealth of banking experience working for Guaranty Trust Bank Holding Company (GTCO) from March 2001– October 2023. 

He commenced his banking profession as Banking Officer at United Bank for Africa Plc from June 1997 – December 1998 and served as a Senior Banking Officer at the FSB International Bank Plc between December 1998 and March 2001. Earlier, he worked at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Abuja, as Agricultural officer II from January 1993 – June 1997. 

In October 2015, Haruna assumed the role of Executive Director & Head, Northeast & Public Sector, Abuja Divisions on the Board of GT Bank, a testament to his professionalism and exemplary competence.  

He was also appointed as a Non- Executive Director with GT Bank (Cote D’Ivoire Ltd) and Chairman of the Board Audit Committee from March 2015 to October 2023, where he contributed to the turn-around of the Bank from a loss position to consistent profitability. 

Jaiz Bank’s new MD/CEO’s robust achievements include several commendation letters for selflessness and meritorious service from his previous employers.