Board Of Directors
Risikatu Ladi Ahmed

Risikatu Ladi Ahmed
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

She holds a law degree from the University of Maiduguri in 1989 and attended Nigerian Law School, Lagos between 1989 and 1990. She was enrolled and called to Nigeria Bar in December 1990. In 1998, she obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi and in 2006; she obtained her master’s degree in law from the University of Jos.

Risikatu has over two decades of banking experience. Her Banking career started with Continental Merchant Bank in Lagos State, where she served as a Youth Corper (NYSC). Then Savannah Bank Plc (1993 to 1999) where she served as an Operations Staff and a Resident Auditor. She subsequently worked in Diamond Bank Plc (July 1999 to August 2015). Her exposure in the banking industry spanned through a number of job functions including Credit and Marketing, Banking Operations, Recovery, Audit and Regional Business in the Northeast.

Prior to her appointment as the Executive Director, Corporate Services Directorate, she was the Executive Director, Institutional Banking and Public Sector. Risikatu was the Regional Manager, Northeast at Diamond Bank Plc. She has a track record of excellent performance which has earned her several commendations and awards.

She is currently the Managing Director/CEO of ASO Savings and Loans Plc and the first appointed female Managing Director of the Bank.

She is an active member of Governing Council of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, having served as a member of the 12th and 13th Annual Banking Conference committees and currently a member of the 14th Annual Banking Conference committee.

Risikatu Ahmed is also a Fellow, Institute of Credit Administration (ICA), Honorary Fellow, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB), and a member of the following professional bodies amongst others:

Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)
Association of Professional Women Bankers
Women in Management and Business and Public Service

She is an alumna of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School and has also gone through leadership courses in Lagos Business School (SMP).