Ahmed Kuru, managing director/CEO, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), has been admitted as a Fellow, Institute of Directors (IoD) at the institute’s fifth biennial presidential lecture in Lagos.
The lecture titled “The role of corporate leaders in accelerated economic revival of Nigeria today” was delivered by Kola Jamodu (CFR), chairman of Nigerians Breweries Plc.
Speaking at the event, Samuel Akeju, president and chairman of council, IoD, said the insititute was very meticulous in the selection of top corporate players that are admitted as fellows.
He said the institute has watched Kuru’s stewardship over the years in the different firms he has led and have seen track records of outstanding leadership criteria without blemish, which was why Kuru’s membership as a Fellow of IoD was unanimously approved by the council when it came up for discussion.
Kuru, according to a citation is a career banker with professional experience spanning over three decades across investment banking, risk management, operations, human capital management and marketing amongst others.
Prior to his appointment as AMCON CEO in August 2015, Kuru served as the MD/CEO of erstwhile Enterprise Bank Limited.
Kuru attended the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria where he obtained degrees in Business Administration as well as MBA. He has attended various international programmes including IMB, Switzerland, the London Business School, Columbia Business School, New York, as well as Harvard Business School.
He has served on the board of over 30 organisations and is currently playing key roles in a number of them.
The event was also attended by the Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN).