Hamid Joda is the founder and chief operating officer of Taj Bank. A a banker with over 20 years banking experience, he began his career at Niger Insurance Plc in 1999 before moving to City Express Bank where he held the position of Senior Supervisor. He has also worked at Continental Trust Bank, Kano as a Senior Analyst and at the defunct Oceanic Bank International Nigeria. He was the pioneer Branch Manager of Fidelity Bank Plc, Kano from where he rose to the position of Area Manager in charge of the North East.
His extensive experience led him to First Inland Bank (Finbank Plc) Abuja as Group Head Retail Banking (North) where he later rose to become the Divisional Head, Retail Banking of the Bank. He was the Divisional Head, Public Sector at First City Monument Bank (FCMB).
He holds a BSc in Business Administration (Banking & Finance) from the University of Maiduguri and an MBA from Bayero University, Kano. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Banking of Nigeria. (CIBN)