Mr. Suleiman Barau is a distinguished professional with more than 18 years of experience as a Public Servant and 17 years in banking. He has served as the Deputy Governor of the CBN and as the MD of Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Plc. He also currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Red Star Express Nigeria. He is an Alumnus of the Ahmadu Bello University, The University of Jos, INSEAD, University of Bradford and the Harvard Kennedy School.
Mr. Abdul Mutallab Mukhtar is a financial services professional with over 22 years of experience. He served as Senior Special Assistant to the President, helping achieve infrastructure and food security goals. He has a solid track record of leading teams and improving efficiency and revenue. Muktar holds a Master of Science in International Business Management and an MBA/BSc in Business Administration, making him a well-rounded corporate governance professional. He has served in various roles including at Access Bank, IEI Anchor Pension Managers, and First Bank of Nigeria.
Mr. Aminu Umar-Sadiq is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA). He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering Sciences from the University of Oxford. He has significant experience in the financial services sector spanning Public Finance Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, and Asset Management. Prior to becoming the MD of NSIA, he served as the Executive Director responsible for all investment and portfolio management activities of the Nigeria Infrastructure Fund (NIF), NSIA’s multi-product, cross-sector domestic infrastructure fund.
Mr. Mohammed Umar has over 40 years of experience as a quantity surveyor. He has headed the Quantity Surveying section in the Ministry of Works and Housing and established the Quantity Surveying Section for the Ministry of Housing and Environment, both in Kano, Nigeria. He is currently the Managing Director of MRU Cost Consultants. Mr Umar is a member of Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria and Quantity Surveyors International, and an alumnus of both Eaton College, UK and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
Mr.Chiweze Ukwuoma is an experienced Corporate and Investment Attorney and a Barrister at law. He worked as a corporate lawyer for 9 years in different banks including Continental Merchant Bank of Nigeria Ltd (formerly Chase), GamjiBank Ltd, and Chase Merchant Bank. He is a Partner in the Law firm of Crux Solicitors and the CEO of Neighbours P&S Ltd, a group involved in Civil Engineering, Commodities Merchandising and Pharmaceuticals. He is an alumnus from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the University of Lagos.
Ms. Aisha Omar is an established public servant with over 25 years’ experience in providing high quality finance and management support for public projects and mandates. She is a public finance specialist with vast experience in public financial management, development of trade and finance policies and fiscal relations, project development and policy advisory. She is currently a Director in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja, Nigeria. She has worked in many capacities within the Federal Ministry of Finance, and has served in several Presidential Committees and as Project Manager including for World Bank assisted projects. She has a BSc in Business Administration (Finance Management and Banking) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and a litany of professional qualifications.
Amb. Muhammadu Jumba is a Principal Partner at Design & Planning Consultants, Architects and Engineers. He was formerly the Nigerian Ambassador to the State of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. He has also served as the Honourable Commissioner for the Ministry of Works, Housing and Land Development with the Bauchi State Government, and as the Director of Works and Physical Planning Department at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.He is an alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.