Mr. Zubairu is a highly respected leader with 26 years progressive experience in the financial services industry. His experience and achievements cover key aspects of Banking, including International Banking, Treasury Operations, Retail, Corporate and Commercial Banking. He was until recently, a Deputy General Manager and Group Head Commercial Banking North, at Access Bank Plc. In that role, he used his experience and vast network to drive the bank’s strategy and growth in the North.
Prior to working with Access Bank, Mr. Zubairu worked at various times as Group Head Retail Banking and Public Sector at First Bank (2010-2017), Group Head Commercial Banking and Divisional Head Public Sector at Diamond Bank (1998-2010), and at FSB International Bank (1995-1998) and Citibank Nigeria (1992-1995) amongst other leadership roles.
Mr. Zubairu holds an MSc in Project Management from the University of Salford, an MBA from the University of Abuja and a B.Engr. Electrical Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. He is also a member of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Nigerian Society of Engineers and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria. He has also attended several Executive Management Programmes in the leading institutions including Harvard Business School, Insead Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Lagos Business School.