Dr. Rislanudeen Muhammad

Chief Economist & Head, Strategy & Research Division

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Dr. Rislanudeen holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics (Second Class Upper) from Bayero University, Kano, 1985; an MSc. Degree in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1991 and a Ph.D in Economics from Bayero University, Kano, 2019 (where he graduated with  Distinction). He is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Banking and Finance, Bayero University, Kano and Department of Economics, Nile University, Abuja.

Dr. Rislanudeen has had extensive professional training, both in Nigeria and abroad, and is  an  alumnus of four (4) prestigious Business Schools – Lagos Business School, Harvard Business School and London Business School as well as the Galilee International Management Institute, Israel.

He is an Honorary Senior Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN); a Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management Consultants; Fellow, Association of Enterprise Risk Management Professionals; a Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Fiscal Studies; Chartered Risk Manager, Chartered Risk Management Institute of Nigeria; Life Member, Nigerian Economic Society; Fellow, Institute of Service Excellence and Good Governance; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Loan and Risk Management; Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Training and Development; Fellow, Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management;  Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Corporate Administration; Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Training and Development; Member, Nigerian Institute of Management; Technical Advisor, Commonwealth Women in Business Board  and Member, Daily Trust Newspapers Board of Economists,  among others.

He has over 33 years’ experience in Budget and Economic Planning, Corporate Banking, Credit and Operations, Retail and e-Banking, Risk Management and Investment Advisory Services.

Dr. Rislanudeen joined the Bank in 2018 and is now the Chief Economist and Head, Strategy and Research.


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