Farouk holds a MSC degree in Economics with specialization in monetary policy from the University of Lagos and a BSC degree from the University of Sokoto. He has also attended several development program at Harvard Business school and Euro Money London among others. He is a Banker with remarkable achievements in financial and banking operations with over 20 years in the banking industry. More Specifically, he served on the Board of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) where he played a significant role in formulating GTBs policies, vision, and strategy for growth, monitoring and delivering beyond set targets. He was a key member of the Management Credit Committee with responsibility for initiating and embedding an enterprise-wide risk management framework culture in all GTBs business operations, services, product offerings, and decisions making, with the ultimate aim of maximizing profitability. His experience and leadership roles span across the public and private sector business including regulatory bodies and private businesses. Farouk was a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, representing Kebbi North constituency from the year 2003 -2007. While in the National Assembly as a Senator, Farouk was a prominent member of committees on Finance, Privatisation, Banking, Capital Markets, and Oil & Gas. He has a track record in successfully shaping and delivering business process and financial solutions in various business sectors. In the industry, he has acquired an enviable reputation built on a solid foundation of integrity, professionalism, value adding service delivery and excellent leadership skills. Farouk is currently the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Hampton Apartments & Residential.