Abdihamid Aweis Abu
General Manager, Trade Finance Department
Abdihamid Abu is the General Manager of Trade Finance Department in ITFC, where he is responsible for leading a team of Relationship Managers to drive and execute ITFC’s trade support strategy for Africa and Middle East & Asia, with a trade finance portfolio of more than $500 million and a geographical footprint covering more than 20 countries. He joined the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB) in 2008 as a Young Professional and was confirmed in ITFC in 2009.
Before joining IDB, he was Senior Credit Analyst at State Street Bank, an investment Bank based in Boston USA. Prior to that, Abdihamid was a Credit Analyst at Citizens Bank, one of the top 20 US banks, where he graduated from the Bank’s highly-rated Credit Program in 2005, successfully earning the designation of Corporate Credit Analyst.
He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Finance with Honors from Northeastern University in Boston USA, 2004, and his Master’s Degree in Finance from Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Business, Boston USA in 2007. Abdihamid is a certified Credit Professional by both Citizens Bank and by Moody’s Analytics.