Usman Abdulqadir and Ebenezer Kolawole appointed Unity Bank Executive Directors. Following the resolution of the Board of Unity Bank PLC, the Central Bank of Nigeria has approved Usman Abdulqadir and Ebenezer Kolawole as the new bank’s Executive Directors and wish to notify its’ shareholders, and other members of the public.
Usman Abdulqadir graduated with Second Class Upper Division in Accounting from Bayero University in 1994. He obtained MA in Islamic Finance from Durham University, United Kingdom in 2013. Usman started his career with FSB International Bank as a Relationship Manager in March 1996. He left in February 2003 to Reliance Bank as a Business Development Manager.
He joined the Central Bank of Nigeria in September 2003 where he rose to the position of Principal Bank Examiner, Offsite Supervision. Usman left the Apex Bank in February 2016 to join Sun Trust Bank Nigeria Ltd as an Executive Director where he set up the Enterprise Risk Management Directorate of the Bank and led the opening of foreign correspondent banking accounts.
He served as the MD/COO of FMDQ Clear Ltd and Divisional Head, Post-Trade Services FMDQ OTC from August 2017 until his recent appointment with the Bank.
Ebenezer Kolawole studied B.Sc Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and graduated with First Class Honours in 1991.
He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA). Ebenezer started his career with a manufacturing company named Standard International Dec Ltd in 1993 where he served as Chief Accountant.
In 1994 he joined EcoBank Nigeria Plc as a Banking Executive in Banking Operations and rose to the position of a Deputy Financial Controller of the Bank.
Ebenezer joined Standard Trust Bank Plc in April 1999 where he rose to the position of Group Head, Compliance / Regulatory Risk Management of the Bank until the merger of STB with UBA Plc in August 2005.
While in UBA Plc, he functioned as Chief Financial Officer-UBA Nigeria/ Regulatory External Reporting; Group Head, Financial Reporting and Group Financial Controller until he left the Bank in 2011.
He later joined Mainstreet Bank Ltd from November 2011 to January 2015 as Group Chief Financial Officer. He left the Bank on General Manager Grade and joined Glo Communication as Head of Finance.
Mr. Kolawole assumed duty with Unity Bank Plc in September, 2015 as Chief Financial Officer. He has spearheaded a lot of transformation and has displayed exceptional analytical competencies in finance, strategies, operations and performance management.
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