Umaru Ibrahim, FCIB, mni, is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation. He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1974. Three years later, in 1977, he added a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) to his academic laurels from the same University. In 2001, still in the quest for further knowledge, he attended the prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru where he graduated in November of the same year.
Ibrahim joined the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation in May 1989 as a Deputy Director and a Departmental Head in charge of Financial and Technical Support, one of the key operational departments of the Corporation then. In 1991, he became a full Director in charge of the Administration Department of the Corporation. Between 1992 and 2007, he headed several other departments amongst which were the Human Resource and Corporate Development Departments. In December 2009, he was appointed the Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation following the expiration of the term of the erstwhile MD/CEO. He was appointed Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer on the 8th of December, 2010 and reappointed for the second term on 8th December, 2015.
In recognition of the tremendous performance of the NDIC at the local and international levels under his leadership, Alh Ibrahim was elected in 2013 as an Executive Council member of the International Association of Deposit Insurer (IADI), a body that is based in Basel, Switzerland. IADI is a forum for deposit insurers from around the world with a vision to share deposit insurance expertise. Under his stewardship, the Corporation met the stringent requirements for certification by the BSI in three Standards: ISO 27001:2013 (Information Security Management); ISO 22301:2012 (Business Continuity Management) and ISO 20000:2011(IT Service Management).
He is also a member of the Board of Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and member of the Governing Board of the Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC) and a member of Fellows Selection Committee of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
Ibrahim has attended several technical and management courses from some prestigious institutions both locally and abroad. Amongst them is the ESSEC Graduate Business School, France, Templeton College of Oxford University, U.K. and International Centre for Banking and Financial Services, Manchester University. Others include Royal Institute of Public Administration, London; International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland; INSEAD France, ROSS School of Business, University of Michigan USA, University of Cranfield, UK, University of Wharton, Pennsylvania USA and the highly prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Nigeria.