Fellowship Year: 2007
Nationality: Nigeria
Job Title: Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Organisation: ASO Savings, Nigeria


Job Title: Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Organisation: ASO Savings, Nigeria

Professional History: Hassan Musa Usman has been appointed by Access Bank Plc has, a 2007 Tutu Fellow, as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the bank, following the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Access Bank is a Nigerian multinational commercial bank, owned by Access Bank Group. Prior to his new appointment, Usman was the MD/Chief Executive Officer of Aso Savings and Loans Plc.

Usman is the Founder/ Chief Executive Officer of New Frontier Development Limited, an investment company focused on financial advisory, hospitality, real estate, and proprietary investments in startups and challenged companies in the SME space. He is also the Founder/Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Al-Qalam (Pen) Foundation, a Non-for-Profit Organization that provides educational opportunities to disadvantaged children. Prior to his new appointment, he was the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Aso Savings and Loans Plc and an Executive Director at Abuja Investment and Property Development Company Limited.

Commenting on Usman’s appointment, the Chairman of Access Bank Plc, Ajoritsedere Awosika said, ‘’We are delighted to be joined by Mr. Hassan M.T. Usman, a leader with a rich blend of academic, entrepreneurial and public sector experience which is all relevant to the needs of our Board. As we embark on the next phase of our enterprise transformation, we continue to strengthen the diversity of our board, we are strongly convinced that he will no doubt add significant value to our quest to become Africa’s Gateway to the World.’’

Academic and professional credentials: B.A. (Hons.) Economics, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, England. M. Phil, (Development Economics) University of Cambridge, England. ACA, (Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Registered Investment Banking Representative, United States National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) Series 7 Investment Banking Representative.



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