PROFILE OF MRS AISHAH AHMAD, CFA-DEPUTY GOVERNOR FINANCIAL SYSTEM STABILITY, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
Aishah Ahmad is the Deputy Governor, Financial System Stability, at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). She is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee and Committee of Governors, with specific responsibility for financial policy and regulation of the Nigerian banking and payments system; licensing and supervision of banks, non-bank financial institutions and consumer protection. She is Chairman, Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement System, Plc, the country’s central switch. She also chairs the Financial Inclusion Technical Committee, which drives attainment of Nigeria’s targets under the National Financial Inclusion Strategy.
Prior to joining CBN, Aishah was Executive Director at Diamond Bank Plc and a seasoned financial expert with over twenty years of experience. An Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, she has held leadership positions across private wealth, investment management, SME and retail banking in major financial institutions.
Aishah holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations. She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Abuja in 1996, an MBA with a specialization in Finance from the University of Lagos in 2001 and an MSc. in Finance and Management from Cranfield University, UK in 2007. She has completed several executive education courses including Mastering Trade Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2019.
A passionate advocate for gender equality and youth empowerment; Aishah is a board member at SOS Children’s Villages, Nigeria, (member of SOS-Kinderdorf International) and Chairperson, Executive Council of Women in Management, Business and Public Service, (WIMBIZ) 2016 – 2017.