Idris Salihu is the Head of Corporate Services. He is a seasoned banker and a marketing communication expert with over 24 years working experience in the Banking Sector. His experience spans Banking Operations, Marketing, Relationships Management, Public Sector banking, Corporate Services, Brand Management and Communications.
Prior to joining DBN, he was the Regional Manager in charge of Business Development for Jaiz Bank Plc, North Central Region. He also served at the national level on Secondment from Fidelity Bank Plc on a National Assignment to the Presidency where he worked with the National Planning Commission and Served as Secretary, Media & Publicity for the Nigerian Vision 20: 2020 Business Support Group (BSG) – the arm responsible for coordinating the private sector participation in the NV20:2020 Project. He also served under the SME Thematic area – the team responsible for crafting the strategic vision for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises.
Idris started his banking career in 1994 with the United Bank for Africa and later in 1998, moved to FSB International Bank PLC. When FSB International Bank Plc merged with Fidelity Bank in 2006, he became the Head, Advertising with the Marketing Communications Group and subsequently moved to serve as Business Head, Public Sector Banking Group, Abuja.
Idris has attended several trainings among which include; Essential Management Skills for Emerging Leaders (EMSEL), Harvard - Division of Continuing Education, Leadership for High Performance – Del Packer/Brian Tracy Group, Finance for Non-Finance Managers & Managing Corporate Affairs Functions – both with Lagos Business School, Strategic Communications & Crisis Management- Hundfold - South Africa, Islamic Banking and Finance - Fleming Gulf- Malaysia.
He is a member of several associations, including Fellow, Institute of Credit Administration (ICA), Associate, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). Associate Member, Advertising Practitioners of Nigeria (APCON); Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)