rijo shakariRijo Shekari is a Chartered Accountant with over 14 years of experience in Retail and Commercial Banking, Operational Risk Management and Compliance.

He started his career in banking operations at First Bank and progressed to Stanbic IBTC, where he held the position of relationship manager. At Stanbic, he was responsible for selling mutual funds and managing portfolio accounts for institutional investors and high net worth clients.

Following this experience, Rijo, moved to the banking arm of Stanbic IBTC Group, as an operational risk management officer with oversight over 150 branches and two subsidiaries. He held this position until he joined ASO Savings and Loans PLC, as head of operational risk management and compliance, building the department from scratch.

Rijo is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom, and a Commonwealth Scholar. He holds a BSc in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University and an MSc in Finance and Management from Cranfield University, United Kingdom.