Mr. Girei is the current President of World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME). He holds a Diploma in Commercial Accounting and B.Sc in Business Administration (ABU Zaria). He has attended a number of international programmes at institutes like the Irish Management Institute, IMD International, Lausanne, Author D Little and Harvard Business School, Boston. Mr. Girei spent most of his career in Development Banking and Finance. He served on the boards of many companies and corporations in Nigeria. He retired in September, 2010 as the MD/ CEO of Bank of Agriculture (BOA) of Nigeria. He is actively involved in development of MSME and agric sectors.