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Yusuf Suleiman was until October 2011 the Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer of Intercontinental Bank Nigeria Plc. He was one of the top Management appointed by the Governor of the Central Bank of
Nigeria in August 2009 to midwife the repositioning of the bank and eventual merger with the core investor, Access Bank Plc in October 2011.
He holds a First-class Honors' degree in Accounting (1988) from the Obafemi Awolowo University,
Ile Ife. He was the best graduating student and also a prize winner in the Faculty of Administration.
He holds a Master in Business Administration specializing in Financial Management from Lagos State
University (1997), and a PGD in Computer Science from Delta State University (199). He is a fellow of
both the Institute of Charted Accountants of Nigeria (2003) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation
of Nigeria (1999). His professional experience spans over 23 years in Financial Controls, Treasury,
Information Technology and Risk Management.
He has been functioning at strategic positions throughout his working career with over 17 years at
the top management level. He started as a Financial Analyst in the Financial Control Department at
International Merchant Bank in 1988. He was at Nigeria-American Merchant Bank Limited (September
1990) which he left in 1995 as Group Head, Financial Control & Operation for Kakawa Discount House
Limited where he was part of the Senior Management team that started the company from inception,
specifically he was directly responsible for Financial Controls and Information Technology functions.
He joined Societe Bancaire as Deputy General Manager and Group Head, Enterprise Risk Management
and Financial Control in July 2002. He acted briefly as the bank's Managing Director between March
2004 and June 2004.
He was at Citibank Nigeria (a subsidiary of Citigroup Inc, the leading global financial services institution)
between July 2004 and October 2009 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer where his continued
exposure to international and Regional Economic System ensured he was abreast of international best
practices in the financial services industry. During his employment at Citibank, he undertook and led
Legal Vehicle Peer Review assignment in several Citibank locations across Africa (Cote d'voire, Zambia,
Tanzania and South Africa). He was a member of Senior Management and also the coordinator, Citibank
Nigeria Legal Vehicle Management Committee.
He joined Intercontinental Bank in October 2009 as the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
with broad responsibility for the Bank's local and offshore subsidiaries, and also directly supervises
Corporate Treasury, Financial Control, Strategy and Human Resources Management group of the Bank
A core and multi Skilled financial expert, he has attended many professional and leadership training
including Harvard Business School, USA (Corporate Level Strategy)