Access Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Abba Mamman Tor Habib, as Non-Executive Director.
A statement from the bank at the weekend described Habib as a thorough bred banking professional with 20 years banking experience 15 of which were spent with Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, where he voluntarily retired in 2008 as an Executive Director.
His experience in Guaranty Trust Bank was said to have spanned across corporate banking and risk management.
Habib has since 2008 been the Managing Director of Gremcoh Services Limited, his family owned agriculture and real estate enterprise. He holds a First Class Bachelor of Science degree in Agric Economics from University of Maiduguri (1986) and Master of Science in Banking and Finance from Bayero University Kano (1997). Habib has attended several Executive Development programmes in leading institutions including African Development Bank, Harvard, IMD, D.C Gardner London and Insead. His appointment is subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the bank’s shareholders.
Commenting on the appointment, the Chairman of Access Bank, Mrs. Mosun Belo-Olusoga said members of the board of directors very delighted to welcome Abba into the board of Access Bank. “He brings on board a very rich professional and board level experience relevant to our Bank and our industry. These skills will no doubt support our Bank’s quest to become the world’s most respected African bank,” she added.
With this appointment, Access ank’s board is made up of 15 directors, seven of which are executive while eight are non-executive, two of whom are Independents.
Access Bank Plc is a full service commercial bank operating through a network of 350 branches and service outlets located in major centres across Nigeria, Sub Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom.