Abdullahi Ibrahim was appointed Executive Director, Public Sector in 2018. Prior to this appointment, he was Executive Director, Retail Banking, North. He was previously Group Executive, Retail Banking North from 2016 to 2017 and from 2012 to 2015 respectively. He had also served as Group Executive, Technology and Services between 2015 and 2016, overseeing the Bank’s Information Technology and Services Functions. Abdullahi was the pioneer Group Head, Manufacturing Group in the Institutional Banking Group.
He had served as Business Development Manager in the Bank with responsibilities across Consumer, Retail, Commercial and Wholesale banking segments, as well as the Group Head, Multinationals in the erstwhile Corporate Banking Directorate. Abdullahi’s banking experience spans over 26 years and cuts across investment, wholesale and commercial banking as well as banking operations. His proven ingenuity in these areas is brought to bear on the Bank’s Public Sector business. Prior to joining FirstBank, he was Area Manager and subsequently Group Head, Telecommunications, Information Technology and Transport Group in Corporate Banking at the then NAL Merchant Bank. He also worked at United Bank for Africa where he left in 2001 as a Senior Manager in Corporate and Consumer Banking.
Abdullahi is an Honorary Senior Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (HCIB) and an Alumnus of Lagos Business School (Advanced Management Programme). He is also a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD). He is married with children and loves reading, photography and horse riding.