Dr. Sirajo Salisu has been named the managing director and chief executive officer of Jaiz Bank.
In a statement sent to the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) in Lagos on Monday and signed by the company secretary, Mohammed Shehu, Jaiz Bank confirmed the occurrence.
The statement states that the appointment will become effective on October 16.
Hassan Usman, the current Managing Director, will retire on the same day that Salisu will take over.
Salisu previously held the position of Executive Director, Business Development (North).
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration (FICA), a Certified Risk Manager (CRM), and an honorary senior manager of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
Salisu started his banking career in 1992 with Inland Bank Plc as a supervisor and rose to the position of General Manager in 2009 with First Inland Bank Plc.
In the bank, he held various management positions in operations, credit administration, and business development, before becoming Regional Manager, FCT, Abuja.
In 2009, he was appointed the Managing Director/CEO, Arab Gambian Islamic Bank (AGIB), a position he occupied till January 2015.
Salisu joined Jaiz Bank in 2016 and served as the Regional Manager (South), while supervising the bank’s treasury department.
He was appointed the bank’s Chief Risk Officer in 2018 and later rose to the position of Executive Director.