By Cynthia Ezekwe
Chams Holding Company Plc has informed the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) and the investing public of the appointment of Mohammed Bashir Yunusa as a non-executive director of the company, effective from January 1, 2023.
The company, which engages in the provision of technology and business intelligence solutions, disclosed the appointment in a statement signed by Yetunde Emmanuel, its company secretary/legal adviser.
Bashir-Yunusa is a seasoned financial technology professional with over 12 years’ experience in deal structuring, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and retail finance, business strategy, digital transformation, and non-interest banking operations.
He graduated with distinction from an accounting diploma program, and he also holds a Bachelor of Science honors degree (BSc Hons) in business administration and finance, from Ahmadu Bello University, and furthered his studies by earning a Master of Science degree (MSc) in Strategic Planning from Heriot-Watt University and possesses numerous executive qualifications, most recently a Post graduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Yunusa pioneered the launch of Sterling Alternative Finance, one of Nigeria’s fastest-growing non- interest banks and ensured that the non-interest arm, which was established in 2015 under the auspices of Sterling Bank Nigeria continues to record astounding successes.
He currently oversees a team that is upending the financial technology sector as the director of innovations and digital business solutions at Sterling Alternative Finance, the noninterest division of Sterling Bank Plc.