FirstBank of Nigeria has named Aishatu Bubaram as Group Executive, Commercial Banking North Division, making her the first female executive from Northern Nigeria.
Prior to her appointment, she was the group head of Commercial Banking North, a position she held in 2016 after previously holding other senior management positions at FirstBank, including zonal head of the Public Sector Group and Business Development Manager, Retail Banking Group.
She previously worked for Standard Trust Bank and United Bank for Africa Plc and has over 25 years of industry experience.
In her profile posted on the bank’s website, Mrs. Bubaram brings to the executive management of FirstBank extensive banking experience in various fields spanning Operations, Strategic Business Development, Assets and Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Financial Advisory, and Trade Dealings in Public Sector, Retail, and Commercial Banking.
As the Group Head, Commercial Banking North, Ms. Bubaram strategically led her team to increase business efficiency by creating quality risk assets, reducing non-performing loan portfolios, improving account acquisition, implementing product development, and driving trade transactions that have led to sustained growth, increased profitability, and business stability.
Mrs. Bubaram is a certified accountant of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria and an honorary senior member, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Maiduguri, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maiduguri, and a Master of Science in International Money, Finance, and Investment from Brunel University, London, United Kingdom.
She has attended Senior and Advanced Management programs at Lagos Business School and IESE Business School Barcelona, Spain, amongst several other senior management training and certifications.
Besides her illustrious banking career, Mrs. Bubaram is the co-chair and founder of the Hearty Hands Humanity Foundation, a foundation dedicated to saving and enriching the lives of women and children, focusing on child education and healthcare. She currently serves as the alternate global chair of the FirstBank Women Network, FWN.