5th November, 2021
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ASO Savings and Loans Plc, Hajia Risikatu Ahmed, was recently honoured with an Honourary Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
The impressive ceremony was held at Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Ahmed was among the 14 eminent Bankers, which included the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation and Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Kingsley Obiora; MD/CEO, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Mr. Hassan Bello.
Others were the Former Director, Financial Policy & Regulation Department, CBN, Dr. Kevin Amugo; Former Director, Special Insured Institutions, NDIC, Mr. Joshua Etopidiok; MD/CEO, Keystone Bank Limited, Mr. Olaniran Olayinka and MD/CEO, Globus Bank, Mr. Elias Igbinakenzua, among others, who were conferred with the Fellowship of the Institute at the occasion.
Ahmed was recently appointed as the first female Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ASO Savings & Loans Plc.
She became the first female to be appointed as the CEO of a primary mortgage bank in recent times.
Ahmed has over two decades of banking experience before crowning it with her appointment as the CEO of ASO Savings.
The event of Oct 30, 2021, was a recognition of such outstanding, renowned banking professionals who have made and continue to make significant contributions to the nation’s banking and finance sector.
Apart from the 14 leading bankers that were conferred with Honorary Fellowship awards, 93 Associate Members of the Institute became Fellows, while 51 were conferred with the Honorary Senior Members of the Institute.