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Risikatu Ladi Ahmed is an experienced result-oriented Bank Executive with consistent track record of exceeding goals and expectation in banking business for almost 3 decades. She was appointed MD/CEO of ASO Savings and Loans Plc on the 1st of May 2021 with a mandate to reposition the bank as a front liner in the Mortgage Banking Business. Being the first Female to be appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ASO Savings and Loans Plc and one of those Nigerian Bank Female MD’s breaking the ceiling as recognized by Women in Management, Business and Public service (WIMBIZ). Risi has continued to provide strategic direction and market position for the Bank.
She holds a law degree (LLB) from University of Maiduguri and was called to the Nigerian Bar Association in 1990. She also holds a Masters’ degree in Law (LLM) from University of Jos and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. She is a graduate of Advanced Management Program (AMP) from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, USA and undertook Executive level education in Harvard Business School of Boston, USA and an Alumna of Lagos Business School.
Prior to her appointment as MD/CEO of ASO Savings and Loans Plc, she was an Executive Director in the bank between 2015 to 2021. She led the Corporate Services Directorate. Human capital, Employee relations and Supply Chain, Operations and Technology Group, Real Estate Inventory Management Group, and Institutional Banking Group. In the course of her career, she has provided executive leadership, strategic and operational leadership towards the attainment of strategic goals and aspirations.
Before her appointment with ASO Savings & Loans Plc, as an Executive Director in 2015, She worked in Diamond Bank Plc for 16 years between July 1999 to 2015 where she held various managerial and leadership positions. Her track record of excellent performance earned her several commendations and awards. Her banking experience started from Continental Merchant Bank Plc, Lagos where she did her National Youth Service Corps program and later proceeded to work with Savannah Bank Plc, from 1993 to 1999 before moving to Diamond Bank.
Risi is a change enabler of excellence and has demonstrated transformational leadership via her multiple high-level roles on different reputable platforms. She sits as a member of Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) from 2020 to date and also serving on many Committees of the Institute. Risi is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB), Fellow Institute of Credit Administration of Nigeria (FICA), Member Institute of Directors Nigeria (IoD), Member Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Member International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), and Member Association of Professional Women Bankers and Women in Management, Business and Public service (WIMBIZ).
Risi has been a keynote speaker in many banking related programs, she was one of the speakers in the CIBN-USA branch conference 2018, and 2nd Cate-Series program organized by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) USA in November 2021.
With her diligently acquired achievements, Risikatu Ahmed has continued to pave the way for young Female and Male bankers alike and will continue to do so.