The Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank Plc has announced the
appointment of Alhaji Isa Mohammed Inuwa as an Independent Non-Executive
Director of the Bank and has notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)
of the appointment, which has been approved by the Central Bank of
Nigeria (CBN) and took effect from January 22, 2020.
Alhaji Inuwa joins the versatile Board of Fidelity Bank that is chaired
by Mr. Ernest Ebi, a former Deputy Governor of the CBN, and comes with a
wealth of multi-industry experience spanning over 35 years in the
banking and oil and gas industries. He statutorily retired in June 2019
as Chief Operating Officer/Group Executive Director, Corporate Services
at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), where he worked
for over a decade.
While at NNPC he was seconded to Nigerian Liquefied and Natural Gas
Limited (NLNG) in 2016 as Deputy Managing Director. As the DMD of NLNG,
he served on the board of NLNG and NLNG subsidiaries including Bonny Gas
Transport Limited (BGTL) and NLNG Ship Management Limited (NSML). He was
at various times a Member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian
Content Development and Management Board (NCDMB), the Petroleum Training
Institute, Chairman of Nigerian Pipelines and Products Storage Company
Limited (NPSC) and Alternate Chairman of NNPC LNG Limited, amongst
In the financial services industry, his experience spans Commercial
Banking, Merchant Banking and Development Finance, with requisite
knowledge and experience in retail and commercial banking, operations,
international trade finance, agricultural finance, treasury and
corporate banking. He started out as a banker with Union Bank of Nigeria
Plc where he did his mandatory youth service programme and worked at the
defunct Bank for Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) and
International Merchant Bank (IMB). Inuwa rose to the pinnacle of the
banking profession with his appointment as Managing Director, Intercity
Bank Plc, in 1991.
Upon leaving Intercity Bank, he worked briefly as a self-employed
financial consultant, providing research and advisory services in
project finance, process re-engineering, strategy development and public
policy impact analysis, before being appointed through a formal
selection process, as Executive Director, Operations, Bank of
Agriculture (BoA) in 2005.
Alhaji Isa Inuwa has an active community and public service life. He was
a member of the Presidential Committee on the management of the Excess
Crude Account and a Member of the Bureau of Public Enterprises Committee
on Reconciliation of Public Sector Debt.
Born in Kano, Inuwa was educated at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and
Stirling University, Scotland where he obtained BSc Accounting and MSc
Accounting & Finance degrees respectively. Married with children and a
grandchild, he has attended several courses and executive management
programmes at Wharton, Oxford University, Euromoney, INSEAD, IMD and
other high profile global institutions.