Abbas Mohammed Jega
Alhaji Abbas Mohammed Jega is a Chartered Accountant with over 36 years’ experience in Banking, and Financial and Management Consulting.
He holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
He began his career with the Sokoto State Ministry of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning. Subsequently, he moved into the Banking industry, with stints at Bank of Credit and Commerce International (Nig.) Limited, Intercity Bank Plc, First Interstate Bank Plc and Unity Bank Plc.
He was at different times an Executive Director with Afribank Plc. and a pioneer Executive Director (Credits) at the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria.
He is a member of the Institute of Directors Nigeria, Nigeria Institute of Management and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
Alhaji Abbas Jega has attended several courses in Nigeria and abroad. Among which are the Lagos Business School, Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Harvard Business School.
He is widely travelled and married with children.
He holds the traditional title of Ajiyan Gwandu (Treasurer, Gwandu Emirate).”
Engr. Yusuf Usman Yahaya
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer
Engr. Yusuf was an Expert Consultant with the USAID Nigerian Power Sector Program and Senior Advisor to the Managing Director Rural Electrification Agency. Prior to this time, he led an energy advisory and projects company on investments and development of proprietary and third-party front-runner on- and off-grid thermal greenfield renewable projects. In this role, he has been lead consultant and advisor on industry agreements and corporate turnaround strategies in the Nigerian electricity distribution sector.
Previously, he was at various times strategic analyst and specialist at the General Electric Company, working within the Global Growth Organization on flag planting and market development strategies on portfolio across Transportation, Power and Water, Healthcare, and Oil and Gas. He left the company as Country Manager for GE Water & Process Technologies.
Engr. Yusuf is a member of several professional associations including Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, the Nigerian Society of Engineers, the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Project Management Institute and Corporate Governance Society of Nigeria. He is Fellow of the Nigeria Institution of Power Engineers, Fellow, Chartered Institute of Project Managers of Nigeria and Fellow, Institute of Management Consultants.
He holds a Bachelors of Petroleum and Gas Engineering from University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria, a Master of Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland and is currently a fellow of Doctor of Philosophy. He has received training in policy design and evaluation at Oxford University and Harvard University.
Ms. Marlène NGOYI MVIDIA
Since May 2022, Ms. Marlène Ngoyi Mvidia, is the Chief Executive Officer of Fund for Export Development in Africa – FEDA, a subsidiary of Afreximbank tasked with implementing the Bank’s equity investment programme by providing capital (equity, quasi-equity, debt) to export focused companies engaged in import substitution, industrialization, and value-added exports intra-Africa as well as from Africa to the rest of the world.
Marlène is a bilingual Senior Finance Executive who has worked with social enterprises, private companies, public-private partnerships, and governments across Africa raise multi-billion-dollar debt, bonds, equity, quasi-equity, and FDIs via bank syndication, capital markets, or private equity transactions to finance their strategic investments.
She has been Portfolio Manager of GBF, a DC-based social impact fund, and led a team through the investment and the portfolio companies’ management processes. She was also part of the founding team of Catalyst, a Nairobi-based private equity fund focused on East Africa, where among other things she led a pioneer transaction in Ethiopia. Earlier in her career, Marlène was an Associate at Reliant, a US-based leveraged buyout fund focused on middle-market transactions. Marlène has also served as the Managing Director of a commercial bank in DRC, leading a 2-years financial turnaround by restoring its financial profitability and by completing its compliance transformation to obtain AML 30000 certification. Prior to that, she was the CEO of BGFI investment banking, raising more than USD 3 billion of capital and USD 1 billion of FDIs via syndication and capital markets transactions for private and sovereign clients in Central and West Africa. Marlène was also Deputy Managing Director of BGFIBank Europe based in Paris, focused on offering tailored solutions to Africa trade participants. Marlène began her career as an Investment Banking analyst in the Energy and Power Group of Merrill Lynch in New York.
Marlène graduated magna cum laude from Bentley University with a B.Sc. in Economics and Finance. She holds a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and was also a recipient of its 2009 Leadership Fellowship.
Aminu Abubakar Suleiman
A product of Oxford University UK, Aminu Abubakar Suleiman is a versatile, visionary and accomplished professional.
Aminu Abubakar Suleiman is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyor who has made his mark with over twenty–three years in–depth plus practical knowledge and experience in the built environment.
From the beginning, Aminu was determined to make a niche in the sector through quality job delivery. This made him a successful seasoned arbitrator, an astute project manager, and a procurement expert within the industry.
As a global player of repute, Aminu worked on projects from various multinational
institutions such as World Bank and African Development Bank as well as State and
Federal Governments of Nigeria. He is currently remodeling the five International Airports in the country, notably, Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt and Enugu States Nigeria as the consultant Quantity Surveyor of the projects.
Currently, Aminu manages in his portfolio the Completion of Corporate Headquarters of Federal Inland Revenue Service, Construction of Large and Medium Tax Offices for the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Intervention Projects for Central Bank of Nigeria and Yobe state International Cargo Airport among others.
He is The Principal Partner of CDP Partnership Limited which is a Chartered Cost
Consulting and Project Management firm in Abuja Nigeria. He is also the Director of a
leading construction development firm in Nigeria.
He is an active member of several other professional bodies including International
Institutes such as the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), UK, which is the
highest professional quantity surveying body in the world. Others are Member Association of Project Managers (MAPM), UK, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), UK, and the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA. He is an assessor and a councilor of potential candidates seeking membership into the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), UK in Nigeria. He is also a registered practitioner with the Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN).
Aminu Suleiman Abubakar attended Sultan ward model Primary School Sokoto and
acquired his secondary education from Nagarta College, Sokoto state Nigeria.
Aminu obtained his Diploma in Quantity Surveying from the prestigious Kaduna Polytechnic in the year 2000. Soon after the HND programme, he proceeded to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
University, Bauchi state Nigeria, where he obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Construction Management in 2003. In 2007, he obtained a Masters degree in Construction Project Management from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. This is in addition to a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Procurement Law and Policy from the University of Nottingham, UK in 2015 and recently a post Graduate Diploma in Organizational Leadership from the prestigious Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK.
His desire to be abreast on key issues in his profession and maintain relevance in his
chosen field propelled him to pursue other professional courses all over the world, ranging from trainings delivered by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in the UK, Public Private Partnership courses with the Institute for Public Private Partnership (IP3), Washington, USA, Project Management conference with the International Association of Project Managers (IPMA) in the UK, Leadership Programme with the London Business School, UK, Masters Claim courses with Induna in South Africa and U.A.E among others. In order to remain updated with national and global in the construction industry, he is a seasoned participant to several workshops and conferences organized by Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS).
Aminu is a family man, married with children.