A Chartered Accountant, Hassan possesses a highly relevant, award-winning career spanning over eighteen years in Finance and Investment Advisory as well as Privatisation Services, covering various sectors and global regions. He brings a deep knowledge in creating various financing solutions to broaden the offerings of ASO Savings & Loans Plc.
Prior to becoming the CEO of ASO, Hassan served as Executive Director (Investments) at Abuja Investment and Property Development Company Ltd., the Federal Capital Territory’s premier development agency. He has also headed key units of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, including Petrochemicals and Gas, Transport Sector Reform and Telecommunications.
At Citibank Nigeria, where he worked for 7 years, until 2000, Hassan headed the Structured and Cross-border Finance Team within its Corporate Finance Group. During this time he helped to arrange over 500 million US Dollars’ worth of transactions and arranged millions more in developmental loans from multilateral institutions. This followed stints managing Capital Markets and Corporate Banking relationships. Prior to Citibank, he worked for 3 years within the Financial Markets Division of Arthur Andersen S.C. London, and before then, as Research Assistant in the International Economic and Monetary Relations department of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lagos. He has served on the Boards of major corporations, including the defunct NITEL.
Hassan graduated with a BA, in Economics (2:1) from the University of Sussex, and an M.Phil in Development Economics from Darwin College, University of Cambridge. He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also a Registered US National Association of Securities Dealers Series 7 Investment Banking Representative.