Ahmed Modibbo was appointed to the Board of FBNHoldings on 29 April 2021 as a
Non-Executive Director. A lawyer with over 30 years of post-call to bar experience, he brings to the Board of FBNHoldings, experience and expertise in administration, corporate transformation, strategy and corporate governance articulation plus implementation, and especially legal expertise in commercial and corporate law.
He is currently the Managing Director of Highland Disco Acquisition Company Limited, an Investment Holding Company with investments in the Power Sector in Nigeria and core Investors in an Electricity Distribution Company. Modibbo had spent most of his working career at the Nigerian Export Import Bank, with the last ten (10) years as the Secretary to the Board of Directors and Legal Adviser, a position from which he managed the corporate secretariat and anchored the provision of legal advice and support on all operational and administrate matters of the Banks operations including its interventions in the Manufacturing, Agriculture/Agro-Allied, Solid Minerals and Services Sectors.
He also served as the Secretary to the Board of the Sealink Promotional Company Limited, a Special Purpose Vehicle established to promote commercial and maritime interconnectivity within the West and Central African Regions. Following his voluntary retirement from NEXIM Bank in 2019, Modibbo had a stint in private legal practice as Managing Partner of Sterling Legal LP, a corporate and commercial law firm located in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria.
Ahmed Modibbo obtained a Degree in Law (LLB) from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria in 1990 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1991. He had further acquired the International Bar Association/College of Law of England and Wales International Practice Diplomas in International Mergers & Acquisitions, International Business Organizations, International Joint Ventures, International Competition Law, and International Intellectual Property Law, respectively. In March 2007, he became the first Nigerian to attain the status of a Fellow of the International Bar Association in International Legal Practice. Other notable Certifications he obtained include the UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training & Research) Certificate in Negotiation of Financial Transactions and Corporate Governance Best Practice Certificate by Informa/George Washington University in 2013.
He is an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association. A Chartered Secretary and Administrator being an Associate Member of ICSAN (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria), Modibbo had served on several Professional and Governmental Committees which include being a one-time member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria [CIBN] Committee on Realization of Secured Credits in Nigeria, one-time member of the Federal Government of Nigeria Committee on the Revival of the Textile Industry in Nigeria and its Technical Sub-Committee on Fund Raising and Management.
He has attended several courses and programmes in Law, Management, Leadership, Risk Management and Corporate Governance at top business, legal and management schools in Nigeria and abroad.