Executive Management

Norfadelizan Abdul Rahman

Norfadelizan Abdul Rahman

Managing Director

Norfadelizan Abdul Rahman was a senior Islamic Finance Consultant with experience in Islamic Banking, Islamic Capital Market, Islamic Asset Management and Takaful.
Norfadelizan’s 29 year award winning career has seen him holding several key appointments such as the President & CEO of Maybank Syariah Indonesia, CEO of the Islamic Bank Australia (pending licence), Global Head of Islamic Markets at Bursa Malaysia, Head of Derivatives for RHB Investment Bank, Senior Manager Treasury of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Senior Manager Derivatives at AM Investment Bank and Floor/Trading Team, Head of AM Futures and Head of Treasury Sales at AM Investment Bank.
He is an accredited trainer under the Malaysia Securities Commission (SIDC), Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance Malaysia (IBFIM) and has offered advisory services in the field of Islamic Banking, Islamic Capital Market and Islamic Derivatives. Norfadelizan was the Team Lead Banking Sector for establishing the Finance Professional Qualification Standard under the Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA) of Malaysia and was the co-author of the book titled Understanding Islamic Capital Market.
Norfadelizan received his MBA from Charles Stuart University of Australia and obtained his first degree in Business Administration from the International Islamic University of Malaysia

Hamid Joda

Hamid Joda

Founder / Chief Operating Officer

Hamid Joda is a banker with over 20 years banking experience covering Treasury, Business Development, Consumer/Retail Banking, Branch Banking and the Public Sector.

He began his career at Niger Insurance Plc in 1999 before moving to City Express Bank Ltd, Lagos the same year where he held the position of Senior Supervisor. He has also worked at Continental Trust Bank Ltd, Kano as a Senior Analyst and at the defunct Oceanic Bank International Nigeria Ltd. He was the pioneer Branch Manager of Fidelity Bank Plc, Kano from where he rose to the position of Area Manager in charge of the North East.

His extensive experience led him to First Inland Bank (Finbank Plc) Abuja as Group Head Retail Banking (North) where he later rose to become the Divisional Head, Retail Banking of the Bank.

Hamid Joda was the Divisional Head, Public Sector, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Ltd.

He holds a B.Sc in Business Administration (Banking & Finance) from the University of Maiduguri and a Masters from Bayero University, Kano. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).

Mr Joda is the Founder of TAJBank Ltd. He led the team to realize the vision of setting-up the second non-interest Bank in Nigeria. He is also the Chief Operating Officer of the Bank.

Sherif Idi

Sherif Idi

Co-Founder / Chief Marketing Officer

Sherif Idi has over 20-year career offers prolific experience in Operations, Branch Management, Business Development and Public Sector Businesses.

He started his career at Inland Bank Nig. Plc, Abuja in 1999 as a Supervisor, where he worked in various units of the Bank.

After the merger of Inland Bank and First Atlantic in 2004, which became First Inland Bank (and subsequently FinBank Plc),  he became Senior Operations Officer and was later saddled with the responsibility of Branch Manager.

He was a Group Head in the Public Sector Division at First City Monument Bank Ltd before embarking on the journey to set up TAJBank.

He is the Co-Founder of TAJBank Ltd and the pioneer Chief Marketing Officer of the Bank.

Hamisu Sani

Hamisu Sani

Company Secretary

Hamisu Sani is a legal practitioner who was called to the bar in 2001. He began his legal practice at the law firm of H.I. Dederi & Co, Kano. He started his banking career as a Legal Officer with Tropical Commercial Bank Plc in 2003. Mr. Sani has worked his way through the corporate ladder in banking institutions such as Unity Bank Plc, as Regional Legal Officer and Jaiz Bank as Deputy Company Secretary respectively. He was a legal officer for the merger of nine banks that merged and formed Unity Bank Plc in 2005.

Hamisu Sani has comparative experience in litigation and recovery matters, security and documentation, and various aspects of commercial and civil law.

He has acquired training, amongst others, in the following areas of banking legal services: Risk-based Anti-Money Laundering/Combating Financial Terrorism, Ships and Vessels Mortgage. Legal and Regulatory Framework on the Nigerian Payment System Payment Systems Management.

Hamisu Sani holds a Master of Laws, LL.M. (Commercial Law) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Saheed Ekeolere

Saheed Adeluola Ekeolere

Divisional Head Operations

Saheed Adeluola Ekeolere is the Divisional Head Operations at TAJBank Ltd. With over 20 years’ experience in banking, his expertise cuts across all aspects of operations.

Before he joined TAJBank Ltd in November 2018, he was the Regional Operation Service Supervisor of the North West I & II regions of Fidelity Bank Plc and also served in acting capacity as the Group Head Operations of the North Directorate of Fidelity Bank.

His years of prolific experience have been defined with the setting up and growing of banking businesses in Nigeria.

Saheed Ekeolere holds a BSc in Accounting from Lagos State University and a Masters in Banking and Finance from Bayero University, Kano. He is a Fellow of Institute of Information and Strategy Management (Nigeria) and has attended Executive Management and Leadership programmes in leading institutions around the world.

Doyin Adepoju

Doyin Adepoju

Head, Information Technology (IT)

Doyin Adepoju leads the Information Technology (IT) department at TAJBank, ensuring that the IT architecture is structured to solve business issues while offering innovative solutions to its teeming customers.

His over 19 years work experience prior to joining TAJBank has seen him deploying his expertise at First Bank of Nigeria as a Program Management Consultant charged with the responsibility of coordinating all strategic Information Technology initiatives leading to increased business productivity.

He has worked at Heritage Bank Nigeria as the Head of Program Management Group where he coordinated and monitored the implementation of all projects.

Doyin Adepoju also worked at Accenture as a Senior Consultant responsible for conceptualizing, designing, implementing and managing projects to deliver technology enabled solutions for clients in the financial services.

He graduated from the University of Ibadan with a Second-Class Upper Degree in Computer Science. He also has a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos. He is a certified in PRINCE 2(i.e. PRINCE 2 Practitioner Project Management Certification), ITIL (IT Service Management Certification), Oracle (i.e. Oracle Database Management) and COBIT5 (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies).

Aminu HabuAlkassim

Mr. Aminu HabuAlkassim

Chief Internal Auditor

Mr Aminu HabuAlkassim’s fifteen 15 years’ banking experience spans Internal Control,Internal Audit and Compliance at two commercial banks in Nigeria, namely UBA and JAIZ Bank.

He holds a certification from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Austin – USA), where he was certified as a Fraud Examiner. He is also a Forensic Accountant and a Professional Chartered Accountant with requisite certifications from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). In addition, he possesses a B.Sc in Accounting and equally hold three (3) Masters degrees in different disciplines namely: MBA, Masters in Islamic Banking and Finance, and Accounting and Financial Management all from Bayero University, Kano (2002, 2008, 2013 & 2014 respectively).

Currently he is the Head of Audit at TAJBank.

Sola Fajimi

Fajimi Olusola Adewale

Chief Compliance Officer

Olusola Adewale Fajimi’s over nineteen (19) years’ experience spans Auditing & Investigation, Accounting, Internal Control and Compliance in the manufacturing and banking sectors.
He started his professional career with Kewalram/Charai Group as an Assistant Manager, Corporate Audit, and rose to become Account Manager in Sunseed Nigeria Plc, (subsidiary of Kewalram/Chanrai).
He joined Gateway Bank in 2002 to begin his banking career as resident control officer, he later joined First Atlantic Bank Ltd in 2003. First Atlantic merged with Inland Bank and two others to become First Inland, then Finbank Plc, where he rose to the position of Group Head, Internal Control, Far North. After the merger of Finbak with FCMB in 2012, he became the Regional Control Head of FCMB for North East and North West. Thereafter, he moved to Compliance Unit as Head, Cluster Compliance, First City Monument Bank Limited, to set up the cluster compliance of the bank, with the responsibility of supervising and coordinating branch compliance activities in all the bank’s branches in Nigeria.
Mr. Fajimi has championed the design and implementation of several Accounting and Compliance initiatives in the areas of Auditing & Investigations, Management Accounting, Internal Control and Compliance.
He has an HND (Upper Credit) in Accounting & Finance from the Yaba College of Technology, a Masters in Business Administration (Finance) from the Lagos State University, he qualified as a chartered accountant in 1998, He is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA).

Tajuddin Ahmed Mahjoub

Tajuddin Ahmed Mahjoub

Chief Risk Officer

Tajuddin Ahmed Mahjoub is an experienced Risk Manager with proven ability to valuate related risks of large corporate banking credit portfolio through strategic assessment and analysis of the clients’ business with its needs/risks.

He has worked as the Head of Riskــ Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) Khartoum, Sudan. He was also the Head of Risk-United Capital Bank(UCB) also in Khartoum, Sudan. Mr Mahjoub has at various times worked as Risk Manager, Emirates Sudan Bank and Credit Risk & Control Senior Officer– National Commercial Bank(Islamic Banking Division)- Jeddah- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He has a Masters in Accounting and Financing – Geziera University,Sudan and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting division) Cairo University.

Oyeniyi Taofik Olanrewaju

Treasurer

Oyeniyi Taofik Olanrewaju CFA, is a Chartered Accountant and Finance professional with over 20 years experience in mainstream banking and finance. His pedigree in the banking industry is steeped in Treasury/Money Market activities, funds management, Business Development, Operations, Credit Analysis and Structuring.
He started his banking career as an Executive Trainee in 1997 after a one year stint with an investment company. He worked in various capacities in Equity Bank , Intercontinental Bank ( Now access Bank) as Naira and Currency dealer, ALM desk , Head local Currency Treasury and Regional Treasurer. Lanre also worked as an Executive Partner with Skye High Bureau De Change.
Lanre has an HND and Bsc in Business Administration (Finance Major) and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife.
He is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder and a certified banker.

Franklin Eboagwu

Head Human Resources and Corporate Services

Franklin Okwudili Eboagwu, ACIPM, HRPL.

Franklin has over 15 years of People Management experience spanning Talent Acquisition and Resourcing, Talent Management, Performance Management and Optimization, Change Management, Policy Design and Implementation, amongst other areas of the people management value chain.

His experience cuts across several sectors: Consulting and Advisory Services, Banking and Financial Services, manufacturing, as well as international development. He has participated in the design and implementation of several HR transformation solutions in the areas of Talent Management, Performance Management Framework Design and deployment, Team Building, Capacity Assessment and development, Organizational Development, People Strategy Design as well as Learning & Development.

Prior to joining TAJBank, some of his previous work experiences include Senior Consultant, People & Change Advisory at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Human Resource/Global Mobility Analyst for Central & West Africa at the International Bank for Reconstruction & Development, (The World Bank) and Senior Manager, Human Resources at Nestoil Limited amongst others.

Franklin is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM), holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters degree in Managerial Psychology from the University of Benin and Ibadan respectively.