Alhaji Lawal Kankia Ibrahim
Lawal Ibrahim is an astute development banker, a strategic transformation manager and his working career spans the Nigerian Bank for Commerce and Industry and New Nigeria Development Bank Limited, Kaduna, where he rose through the ranks to become the Acting Group Managing Director. Ibrahim was a Director in over 15 companies spread across Nigeria and in different sectors of the economy and he brings this immense experience to bear on the Bank’s business.
He has professional certificates in Investment Banking, Managing and Measuring Organisational Culture, and Leading with Impact from the African Development Bank, Witwatersrand University, South Africa and Harvard Business School respectively. Ibrahim served as a member of Vision 20:20 Technical Working Group SMEs Thematic Area and is presently on the Board of Borini Prono Nigeria Limited. He is a strong advocate of family values and loves reading, writing and philanthropy. He is author of the book “The Investment Decision”, holds the traditional title of Dallatun Kankiya and is happily married with five children.
Ibukun chairs a number of corporate and not-for-profit boards amongst which are: House of Tara International and Afterschool Graduate Development Centre (AGDC), a facility which she promoted to help address youth employability and enterprise issues in Nigeria. She sits on the boards of Digital Jewel Limited, Cadbury Nigeria Plc., Convention on Business Integrity (CBI) and the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority. She was Chairman, FBN Life Assurance Limited, FBN Capital Limited and Kakawa Discount House Limited.