His Highness Khaleefa Muhammad Sanusi II was the 14th Fulani Emir of Kano in Nigeria (from 2014 – 2019) and has been appointed Grand Khaleefa of Tijjaniyya Movement in 2021. In 1985, he launched a distinguished banking career, becoming Group Managing Director of First Bank Nigeria in 2009. His Highness was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2009. He pursued a campaign against high level governmental corruption in Nigeria and pioneered the introduction of Islamic banking into the Nigerian banking sector. His Highness pursued his scholarship in Islamic history, thought, and law. After years of private study, he enrolled in the Africa International University in Khartoum, where he earned a degree in Islamic studies and fiqh in 1997. His Highness remains engaged in the field of Finance and Development and has been driving the development of key power and energy infrastructure projects across the African continent. His Highness is chairman of Babban Gona (Big Farm), which is dedicated to agricultural development and the support of small-scale rural farmers. His Highness holds numerous Honorary doctorates including those bestowed by Bayero University Kano, the University of Benin, the University of Abuja and Oduduwa University, Ile Ife. In his career as a banker, His Highness has also received many accolades and awards including Global Central Bank Governor of the year 2011 from the Financial Times and the Nigerian National honour of "Commander of the Order of the Niger".