Rislanuddeen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Bayero University, Kano (1985) and an M.Sc. in the same discipline from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1991). He is currently undergoing a program for a Doctorate Degree in Economics at the Bayero University, Kano.
After a stint in the Budget & Economic Planning Directorate of the Kano State Government, he started his banking career in 1993, rising to the become the Acting Managing Director of Tropical Commercial Bank in 2005. Rislanuddeen was appointed Executive Director of Unity Bank Plc. on April 17, 2009, serving in various capacities before becoming the bank’s Acting Managing Director/ CEO in August 2013.
Over the years, Rislanudeen has sharpened his skills and competences by attending courses locally and internationally. He is an alumnus of three prestigious Business Schools – Harvard, London and Lagos Business Schools and holds the professional memberships of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN); the Nigerian Institute of Management Consultants; and the Nigeria Economic Society, where he is a Life Member. Rislanudeen is also a Fellow of the Association of Enterprise Risk Management Professionals. The passionate economist that he is, Rislanudeen runs a blog, www.rislanudeen.com, that analyses and provides insights into key economic and financial issues in Nigeria.