This is an official release of the Nigerian Stock Exchange;
UNITY BANK PLC: APPOINTMENT OF ACTING MANAGING DIRECTOR– Unity Bank Plc notified The Exchange that as a result of the voluntary retirement of its Managing Director, Alhaji Ado Yakubu Wanka, the bank’s Board of Directors has considered and approved the appointment of Rislanudeen Muhammad as the Acting Managing Director effective Wednesday, 28th August, 2013.
Rislanudeen Muhammad was born in 1964 (49 years old). He holds B.Sc. in Economics from Bayero University Kano (1982 – 1985) and M.Sc. Economics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1988 – 1990). Mr. Rislanudeen started his working career with the Ondo State Government as a Youth Corps Member (1985 – 1986) and joined Kano State Budget & Economic Planning Directorate as a Planning Officer II (1986 – 1988) and between 1990 – 1993 he rose to Senior Planning Officer.He joined Centre Point Merchant Bank Limited, Lagos as an Assistant Manager (1993 – 1995) and in 1995, he became a Deputy Manager. He then moved to Tropical Commercial Bank Plc, Kano as a Senior Manager, Corporate Banking (1995 – 1997) and between 1997 – 1999 he became the Principal Manager, Corporate Banking; he rose to General Manager (Credit & Operations) (1999 – 2005).Rislanudeen Muhammad joined Unity Bank Plc in 2006 and has held several positions ranging from General Manager, Retail & Commercial Banking (North) (2006 – 2009), Executive Director, Retail & e-Banking (2009), Group Executive Director, North West (2009 – 2012). Until this appointment he was the Executive Director, Risk Management & Controls of the bank.Rislanudeen has attended many programs and trainings both within and outside the Country. He has written many articles and publications and is a Life member, Nigerian Economic Society; Associate, Nigerian Institute of Management among others.