Ahmed A. Joda has over 25 years’ experience in the banking and oil and gas sectors. He started his banking career with the defunct Centre Point Merchant Bank Ltd from where he moved to Fidelity Bank Ltd. His career in the oil and gas industry ranged from HR to Shipping to Production to Commercial and Project functions. He has also had international experience working for Shell in Russia.​

He holds a degree in Business Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a B.Sc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom.​​

He is also a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants of the UK (FCCA), member of Financial Reporting Council (FRC) of Nigeria, member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and has attended many courses at home and abroad including leadership programs at INSEAD and the Lagos Business School.​