Misbahu Yola holds a B. Sc Building (1983) and MBA (1988) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is an alumnus of world class executive education schools including INSEAD, IMD and University of Virginia. Until his appointment as Managing Director, he was the company’s Executive Director. His has wide experience ranging from engineering, to finance, operations, and information technology management.
He began his career as Building Engineer II at the Kano State Ministry of Works in 1984 where he worked for 5 years before joining the banking industry in 1989. He started as a credit officer at ICON LTD (Merchant Bankers) and later moved to FBN (Merchant Bankers) Ltd. While with FBN, he was at various times Branch Manager, Head, International Operations, Head, Information Systems, and Treasurer . He joined First Bank of Nigeria Plc as Assistant General Manager in 2006 and left the Bank the same year for FCMB Pensions Limited as General Manager, Operations.