Alhaji Garba Imam
Mallam Garba Imam holds a B.sc (Hons) Degree in Sociology from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a Masters of Social Science from Birmingham University, United Kingdom. He also obtained a PGD in Agricultural Development from Imperial College, University of London.
His work experience span over 30 years, beginning with the Kano State Civil Service where he served as Executive & Administration officer in the Governor’s office. He also served in several other capacities, which include Assistant Secretary (Project Planning).
He started his Banking career in 1985 with Chase Merchant Bank Nigeria Ltd (Continental Merchant Bank Plc) as Credit/Financial Analyst and later became Assistant General Manager and Divisional Head, Corporate Banking. He joined African International Banking Limited in 1996 and became Deputy General Manager in charge of operations, Corporation Banking, Risk Manager, Branch Supervision, Corporate Finance and Lagos Regional Business Development
In 2002, he joined the Board of NAL Bank Plc (now Sterling Bank Plc) as a Non-Executive Director. In 2003, he became an Executive Director, where he served in various capacities including Corporate Banking, Retail and Consumer Banking; South-West; and South Regions, Treasury & Public Sector, and Management Services. Mallam Imam retired from the services of the Bank in August, 2011 having attained the retirement age.
In November 2011, Mallam Imam was appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Enterprise Bank by AMCON where he served on the Board’s Credit and Risk Management Committees. Currently, Mallam is the Chairman of Nigerian Stockbrokers Limited. He also sits on the Boards of Ecobank Nigeria Ltd as Non-Executive Director, Kaduna Electricity Company Limited, VDT Telecommunications Company Limited and H.Pierson Associates.
Mallam Imam is a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Management, UK. Fellow, Institute of Credit Administrators, Honorary Senior Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers, Member, Institute of Directors and Member of Bank Directors Association of Nigeria.