The Central Bank of Nigeria confirmed Imam’s appointment early Thursday, following a decision to dissolve the boards of Keystone Bank and two other banks the previous day.
Who is Hassan Imam
Imam, succeeding former CEO Olaniran Olayinka, brings a wealth of experience spanning over two and a half decades in the banking industry. His journey includes diverse executive roles, culminating in his recent position as Executive Director for the North Region at Fidelity Bank since January 2020.
Hassan’s leadership skills and extensive experience in the sector make him a perfect fit for guiding Keystone Bank into its next chapter.
His track record at Fidelity Bank, managing commercial, SME, consumer, and public sector business across 19 Northern states, also speaks for itself.
Imam’s career trajectory is marked by significant milestones, including his early days at FSB International Bank in 1998, which later merged with Fidelity Bank in 2005.
Throughout his tenure, Imam has been recognised for his contributions across various segments like commercial banking, consumer banking, SMEs, and risk management.
His rise within Fidelity Bank, from General Manager to a Board of Directors member, showcases his leadership caliber.
In addition to his career, Imam’s academic credentials are equally noteworthy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, two master’s degrees, including an MBA, and professional certifications from top global institutions like Harvard Business School, Wharton, and Oxford University.
A member of various esteemed organisations, including the Institute of Credit Administration, Chartered Public Accountants, and the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Imam brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role at Keystone Bank.
“I am excited to take on this new challenge and deeply committed to contributing to Keystone Bank’s growth and success,” Imam commented on his appointment. “With the support of the talented team here, I am confident that we can deliver exceptional value to our customers and stakeholders.”