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Published On: Wed, Sep 30th, 2015

PROFILE: Ahmed Lawan Kuru: Astute banker

President Muhammadu Buhari on August 18, 2015 appointed Mr. Ahmed Lawan Kuru as the new Managing Director of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), following the dissolution of executive management team. He succeeded Mr. Mustafa Chike-Obi.
Prior to his appointment as the helmsman of AMCON, he was the Group Managing Director of Enterprise Bank Limited, a position he assumed since August 2011, following the nationalization of former Spring Bank Plc. Mr. Kuru who has over 30 year banking experience, started his banking career with Habib Bank in 1985, which was renamed Keystone Bank after it was nationalization.
Before then, he had worked as a Budget Analyst with the Federal Ministry of Finance in 1984. He was also once Executive Vice Chairman, Emeritus Capital Limited, a financial services firm, with specialty in international business development focusing in sub-Saharan Africa.
The new AMCON boss also served as  an Executive Director at Bank PHB Plc, overseeing critical areas like, Risk Management, Compliance, Commercial Banking, Northern Operations, Public Sector, Multilateral Agencies and the West Coast, East and Central Africa expansion programme of the bank.
Before his rise to the level of Executive Director, he held several other top positions, including General Manager/Regional Manager in charge of bank operations at Habib Nigeria Bank.
He is a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) and Masters Degrees in Business Administration graduate from of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. He is also an alumni of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Lagos Business School and London Business School.

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