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Aishah Ahmad


Aishah Ahmad Ndanusa is a Nigerian accountant, financial analyst and financial manager. She is currently a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria since her appointment on 6 October 2017. She replaced Sarah Alade, who retired in March 2017. Prior to her appointment, she was Head Consumer Banking & Investment at Diamond Bank. She was confirmed by the Nigerian Senate on 22 March 2018.
She was born in sokoto, although she’s from Bida, of Niger State.

Aishah was born in Sokoto, but is an indigene of Bida, Niger State, Nigeria on 26 October 1977. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Abuja. Her Master of Business Administration, majoring in finance was obtained from the University of Lagos. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Finance and Management, awarded by the Cranfield School of Management in the United Kingdom. She is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

She started out in the private sector as a Group Accountant at “Manstructs Group Nigeria Limited”. She then worked at Z.O. Ososanya & Company. She transferred to First Interstate Bank (Nigeria) Plc., as Executive Assistant, Treasury Group.

Later, she worked as head of Retail Banking at Zenith Bank Plc and as Head of Private Banking at NAL Bank Plc, which today trades as Sterling Bank (Nigeria). She has also served as the head of business development at Zenith Capital Limited.

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Other assignments in the past have included stints at the Bank of New York Mellon in the United Kingdom and at Synesix Financial Limited, also in the United Kingdom. From 2009 until 2014, she served in various capacities at Stanbic IBTC Holdings, including as Head, High Net Worth Individuals.

She also served as the chairperson of the executive council of Women in Management, Business and Public Service); a Nigerian non-profit organization where she was part of the establishment in 2001. which 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.

Aisha has a profession banking experience which traverses the NAL Bank Plc., Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc. and Zenith Bank Plc.

Aishah Ahmad is from a Nupe, Muslim family of Bida, and married to Abdullah Ahmad, a retired Brigadier General of the Nigerian Armed Forces, from Bida, Niger State and is a mother of two children.
She is also known as “Nee Ndanusa”.

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