Halima is currently the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of SunTrust Bank Nigeria Limited. A seasoned Banker with over 22 years cognate experience obtained from working in Allstates Trust Bank, Zenith Bank, Inland Bank Plc, Oceanic Bank Plc and Ecobank Nigeria Limited. She is one of the few women to have attained that height as an MD in the industry.
Prior to her appointment to Sun Trust Bank Ltd as MD/CEO, Halima is a Co-founder and former Executive Director in Taj Consortium, an organisation of young dynamic technocrats and financial advisory experts.
She sits on the Board of several reputable Institutions, including those of Anchoria Asset Management Company Limited as Non-Executive Director, and also as the Chairman, Board of Directors – NSIA Umuahia Diagnosis Centre (NUDC).
She was also a member of the Board of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) as a Non-Executive Director and a Director on the Board of Adamawa Homes and Savings Ltd.
She holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Business Management from the University of Maiduguri and an MBA from the same University.
Halima is an Alumnus of the Lagos Business school Senior Management Programme. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants and Honorary Senior Member of Institute of Directors of Nigeria (IoD).
Halima is a Champion of youth and women empowerment, and consistently makes philanthropic contributions towards the girl child Education.