President Goodluck Jonathan has renewed for another term of four years, the tenure of the Executive Director, Operations, Bank of Industry, Mohammed Goni Alkali who hails from Borno State.
The President’s reappointment was conveyed in a letter signed by Olusegun Aganga, Minister of Industry, Trade and investments, dated May 16,2014 even though the renewal takes effect from February, 2014.
President Jonathan said Alkali’s reappointment was based on merit, given his contributions towards the overall objectives of the Bank.
“I write to convey Mr President’s approval for the renewal of your tenure as an Executive Director of the Bank of Industry with effect from the expiry date of your first tenure. Your appointment is in recognition of your valuable contribution towards the development of functional initiatives that gave impetus to financial models found crucial to the National Enterprise Development Programme (NEDEP). I am of the hope that you will continue to exert yourself with exemplary vigour, both as leader and team player, exhibiting professionalism and relentless commitment as you always had during your first tenure” Aganga said while conveying the President’s approval.
Born on the12th of February, 1960 in Kukawa, north of Borno State, Alkali attended Kukawa primary school and Government Secondary School,Monguno in Borno State. Alkali holds a first class honours Degree in accounting from Bayero University, Kano which he obtained in 1983. He holds a Master of Science Degree in accounting and finance from London School of Economics in University of London, United Kingdom, bagged in 1986. He is an alumni of Harvard business school at Harvard University; Booth School of Business at University of Chicago; Columbia Business School at the Columbia University, all in the United States of America where he attended and completed eight different programs relating to accounting, finance, management and leadership at various times.
The reappointed Executive Director had also completed a Directors’ Consortium Program, jointly organised by the Stanford University, University of Chicago, the Rock Center for Corporate Governance and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, all in the U.S.
The reappointed Executive Director joined the Bank of Industry in 2002 as a General Manager in charge Large Enterprises Group. In 2005, he took charge of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Group of the bank untill 2009. He was head of Operations from 2009 to 2010 before his appointment as Executive Director, Operations in 2010 for a first term of four years which expired in February, 2014. His second term ends in February, 2018. He was a lecturer at the University of Maiduguri from 1983 to 1988 before he resigned to join the banking industry.