President Muhammad Buhari has appointed Aishah Ahmad, 40, as the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Her appointment is expected to fill the void created by the exit of the former deputy governor in charge of Economic Policy, Sarah Alade, who retired from the apex bank in March 2017
Aishah’s appointment is subject to the Senate confirmation. She has about 20 years of banking experience having worked with NAL Bank Plc, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc and Zenith Bank Plc.
Aishah is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, CAIA Associations, Mrs. Ahmad was until her appointment in charge of the Consumer Banking Division at Diamond Bank Plc, covering the consumer banking, privilege banking, retail assets chains.
She is also the chairperson of the executive council of Women in Management, Business and Public Service, WIMBIZ, a Nigerian non-profit organisation, established in 2001, focused on addressing issues affecting the interest of women professionals in business, with particular attention on promoting leadership development and building capacities to engender growth.
A holder of the Master of Science, MSc in Finance & Management from the Cranfield School of Management in the United Kingdom, Mrs. Ahmad, an accounting graduate from the University of Abuja, also has a Master of Business Administration, MBA in finance from the University of Lagos.
She’s married with two sons. She hails from Niger State.