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HARUNA MUSA

MD/CEO

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.

ALHASSAN ABDULKARIM

Executive Director, North

Alhassan Abdulkarim is a bona fide member of four reputable organisations including the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Institute of Credit Administrators (ICA),...

MUSA POTISKUM

Chief Risk Officer

Musa Potiskum is the Chief Risk Officer of the Bank. He ensures the establishment of a risk management framework that is compliant with regulatory standards and includes policies and procedures...

MR. SHEHU MOHAMMED

Company Secretary/Legal Adviser

Mr. Shehu Mohammed is a Legal Practitioner with over 25 years’ experience in the Legal profession with sound knowledge of Litigation Management, Company Secretariat functions, Corporate... 

IBRAHIM BELLO

Chief Compliance Officer

As Chief Compliance Officer at Jaiz Bank Plc, Mr. Bello’s responsibilities include the provision of operational and advisory support in the development and implementation...

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HARUNA MUSA

MD/CEO

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. 

ALHASSAN ABDULKARIM

Executive Director, North

Alhassan Abdulkarim is a bona fide member of four reputable organisations including the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Institute of Credit Administrators (ICA), Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), Commodity Brokers Association of Nigeria (CBAN), was employed following his trajectory of protracted service in the banking industry.

Alhassan holds a Master’s Degree in Islamic Banking and Finance; a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with specialization in Finance and Investment; a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from Bayero University Kano.

He also possesses personal and excellent skills in products and services management, advanced credit skills, business evaluation and investment packaging, budgeting, team and general leadership skills.

His responsibilities include to facilitate the Bank's strategic planning and implementation, with a view to driving business growth and profitability in the Northern region.

Alhassan’s 23 years of cognate experience in Executive and Senior positions in different Banks across Nigeria, accorded him the leadership and team management skills in Islamic Banking, Product Development and Structured Finance. He was appointed into the Board of Jaiz Bank on March 1 st , 2023.

The ED North had also acquired broad experience in Banking Operations; Commercial and Corporate Banking; Credit Packaging and Financial Analysis; International Trade Finance; Customer Service and Relationship Management.

 

MUSA POTISKUM

Chief Risk Officer

Musa Potiskum is the Chief Risk Officer of the Bank. He ensures the establishment of a risk management framework that is compliant with regulatory standards and includes policies and procedures to effectively identify, mitigate and monitor principal business risks arising from the Bank’s business direction and strategic environment.

Musa is a 1991 graduate of Business Administration (Finance) from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and has over 23 years’ experience with Tier 1 banks covering Operations, Credit & Marketing, Retail & Commercial banking, and Public Sector marketing at Managerial and Regional levels. He was a Project Manager with a consultancy firm (CPCS) before joining Jaiz Bank.

He is a pioneer staff who established the 1st Kaduna branch of the Bank before moving to the Head Office as the pioneer Retail Banking Group Head. He later transferred to the Risk Management Department as the Head, Credit Risk, and Deputy Chief Risk Officer. Subsequently, he served as the Regional Manager in the North-Central region.

He is currently the Chief Risk Officer and a certified member of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) UK, a member of the Risk Managers Association of Nigeria (RIMAN), and the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN).

MR. SHEHU MOHAMMED

Company Secretary/Legal Adviser

Mr. Shehu Mohammed is a Legal Practitioner with over 25 years’ experience in the Legal profession with sound knowledge of Litigation Management, Company Secretariat functions, Corporate Governance, and good communication skills. He is an Alumnus of the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Bayero University Kano and the Nigerian Law School. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN). 

He started his Banking Career in 2001 with NUB International Bank Ltd as Legal Officer and later became Assistant Company Secretary/Legal Adviser. Upon consolidation of Banks in 2006, He worked in FinBank Plc and subsequently, FCMB and Fin Insurance Ltd where he held positions of Acting Group Head Legal and Substantive Company Secretary/Legal Adviser respectively. In February 2017, he was appointed Company Secretary of Unity Bank Plc, which position he held until end of the year 2019. He later joined Al-Fiil Legal Consult as the Managing Partner.

He has attended many trainings including Anti-Money Laundering, Drug Abuse/Combatting Financing of Terrorism, Securities and Credit Documentation in Banks, Board Leadership Development Programme for Independent Directors; Responsibilities of Independent Directors on the Board, Responsibilities of the Board in relation to Information Technology and Cyber Security, Company Secretaries Forum – Dubai, Companies and Allied Matters for Judges, National Workshop on Arbitration, Self-Management Training, just to list a few.

IBRAHIM BELLO

Chief Compliance Officer

As Chief Compliance Officer at Jaiz Bank Plc, Mr. Bello’s responsibilities include the provision of operational and advisory support in the development and implementation of compliance strategies and processes and establishing strong compliance culture and standards in accordance with industry and global best practices and acting as a liaison between the Bank and all regulatory bodies.

He has gained two decade’s experience in financial control, fund management, relationship management, compliance and risk management. He commenced his career at Saro Agro Sciences Limited in 2004 as an Accountant, and then progressed to the role of Financial Controller at Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Ltd, gaining a mass of expertise in risk and compliance, stockbroking, and fund management, in a variety of positions. In 2009, he became the Head of the Relationship Management Desk for Foreign Stockbroking clients. He left Stanbic IBTC Group to join CitiBank Nigeria as a Compliance Manager focusing on Citi’s International Personal Bank’s compliance in Nigeria and EMEA. Before joining Jaiz Bank Plc, he served as the Chief Compliance Officer for Coronation Merchant Bank for 8 years.

He holds a Bsc Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, an MBA from Warwick Business School and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Fellow of Compliance Institute Nigeria, as well as an Associate Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS)

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