Ahmed Kuru assumed office as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in August 2015.
Prior to his appointment Mr. Kuru served as MD/CEO of the erstwhile Enterprise Bank Limited, one of the bridge banks established by the Central Bank of Nigeria, from 2011 to 2014. He led the initiative to restore stakeholders’ confidence in the bank and successfully returned the bank to profitability before it was acquired by Heritage Bank in 2014.
Mr. Kuru brings into AMCON an extensive experience in banking and financial services garnered over 35 years. His work has earned him recognition in the financial sector as an astute banker and a change agent. He played a strategic role in the highly successful merger of Habib Bank and Platinum Bank to form one of Nigeria’s vibrant banking brands known as Bank PHB, which he nurtured to prominence before it was renamed Keystone Bank Limited, after its acquisition by AMCON. Ahmed Kuru was also the Executive Vice Chairman of Emeritus Capital Limited, a financial services firm, with specialty in international business development focusing on sub-Saharan Africa.
Mr. Kuru holds the Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Masters Degrees in Business Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and is also an alumnus of the London Business School. He has attended many trainings and seminars across the globe including the High Impact Leadership at Columbia Business School, New York.