Keystone Bank has appointed three new directors to pilot its affairs for actionable business growth.

They were reportedly unveiled at 49th annual general meeting of the bank in Lagos, subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The three new directors are – Messrs Tijani Aliyu, Olaniran Olayinka and Lawal Jibrin Ahmed.

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The Chairman of Keystone Bank, Alhaji Umaru Modibbo, said in a statement that the promotion of the trio from general managers to executive directors is part of the bank’s existing culture in maximizing human capital through constant training and development.

Professional career: Aliyu attended the Okene Secondary School, Okene, after which he acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Bayero University, Kano. He began his career as an Assistant Analyst with Manufacturers Merchant Bank Limited before joining  the CBN where he was a Senior Supervisor. He was also Senior Bank Examiner at the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation for more than a decade before joining Access Bank in January 2010.

He served at Access Bank in risk management capacity for another 11 years before joining Keystone as Chief Risk Officer in November 2017.

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He was the Chief Risk Officer of Keystone Bank with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry and added skills in Portfolio Management, Corporate Finance and Banking

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Tijani Aliyu


On the other hand, Olayinka holds a First Class Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the prestigious University of Lagos. He was previously the Regional Bank Head for United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc. He has attended several executive courses and programmes in banking operations, credit, risk management, business process re-engineering and change management, among others.

Prior to this: He was the General Manager, Corporate Banking & South Directorate for Keystone Bank.


Olaniran Olayinka


Similarly, Ahmed holds an LL.B degree from the University of Jos  and an LL.M degree from the University of Dundee in the United Kingdom. He has more than 19 years post-call experience that cuts across legal practice, banking regulation, process improvement, conflict resolution, project management and regulatory compliance.

Lawal Jibrin Ahmed, Formerly Chief Risk and Finance Officer
Lawal Jibrin Ahmed

He also worked as  General Counsel for SunTrust Bank.


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