Jibril J. Aku holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and an MBA from the University of Benin, Nigeria. He also holds a Diploma in Insurance from the Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and was awarded Doctor of Science in Business Administration (D.Sc.) Honoris Causa of Achievers University, Ondo State in 2014. Mr. Aku is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Banks (FCIB), in addition to, fellowship of other professional bodies in Nigeria.
Jibril Aku has over 34 years banking experience with 24 years spent in senior management levels. His banking career has included key positions in specialized departments of Capital Markets, Foreign Exchange and Treasury Management He is the immediate past Group Head of Strategy Management at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated in Lomé, Togo before retiring on December 2016.
He had earlier served as CEO of Ecobank Nigeria between 2010 to 2015. Prior to joining the Ecobank Group in 2006 as Executive Director, Treasury & Financial Institutions of Ecobank Nigeria, he served in various local and International Banks for 21 years including Citibank Nigeria where he attained the position of Vice President and Country/ Regional Treasurer and Former Afribank Nigeria PLC where he was the Executive Director Operations and Technology from 2003 – 2005.
Mr. Aku is presently the Chairman/ CEO of Marathon Group based in Lagos. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of FMDQ OTC PLC, a Securities Exchange. Other companies where he also served as director includes Nigeria Interbank Settlement System PLC (NIBSS) and Africa Finance Corporation (AFC). Mr. Aku who holds the traditional title of OLIOKO of Uzanu is married with children.