BUA Cement

The Board

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Abdul Samad Rabiu, CON

CHAIRMAN

Abdul Samad Rabiu, CON., is the Chairman of BUA Cement Plc. He is also the founder and Chairman of BUA International Limited – a foods, mining and infrastructure conglomerate which he established in 1988 with business interests in Cement Manufacturing, Sugar Refining and Plantations, Rice, Flour Milling & Pasta Production, Oil & Gas, Construction, Real Estate and Logistics. Abdul Samad Rabiu studied Economics at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, USA and he holds the Nigerian National Honour of ‘Commander of the Order of the Niger’ (CON).

Engr. Yusuf Haliru Binji

Managing Director/CEO

Yusuf Haliru Binji is the Managing Director/CEO of BUA Cement Plc. He holds a B.Eng. Degree in Chemical Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and an M.Sc. in Chemical Process Engineering from the University College, University of London. He has over 28 years working experience in various organizations including: Cement Company of Northern Nigeria, BUA International Limited, Obu Cement Company Limited, among others. He is the Managing Director/CEO of BUA Cement Plc. 

Jacques Piekarski

Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer

Jacques Piekarski is a graduate of the Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland and holds an MBA from Robert Kennedy College, Zurich, Switzerland. He is a seasoned finance professional with over 26 years of experience holding several C-Suite finance roles across Europe and Africa in FMCG, Cement, Trading and Mining. Prior to joining Bua Cement Plc. as Chief Financial Officer in October 2020, Jacques last worked with TGI Group Nigeria as the Group CFO. 

Kabiru Isyaku Rabiu

Non-Executive Director

Kabiru Rabiu is a Non-Executive Director at BUA Cement Plc. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Webster University, London and an MBA in International Business from American Intercontinental University UK. He is the Group Executive Director for BUA Group and a Non-Executive Director at BUA Cement Plc. Prior to his appointment, he held various management positions at Nigeria Oil Mills as General Manager and later as Managing Director of BUA Oil Mills Limited.

Kenneth Chimaobi Madukwe

Non-Executive Director

Chimaobi Madukwe is a Non-Executive Director at BUA Cement Plc. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies (Accountancy) from the University of Jos and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from ESUTH Business School. Prior to joining BUA Group in 2004, Chimaobi Madukwe was Head of Corporate Finance at Citizens International Bank Plc where he worked from 1999 to 2004. He also sits on the board of BUA International Limited, BUA Sugar Company Limited, Edo Cement Company Limited among others.

Finn Arnoldsen

Non-Executive Director

Finn Arnoldsen, Norwegian, is a Non-Executive Director at BUA Cement Plc. He holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from NTH Norway. Mr. Arnoldsen has 33 years of extensive work experience – most of which were spent in the Cement Industry across several countries in Europe and Africa. He has also attended several management courses including a Senior Management Development course at INSEAD, France.

Senator Khairat Abdulrazaq- Gwadabe

Independent Director

Senator Khairat Abdulrazaq-Gwadabe is an Independent Director at BUA Cement Plc. A Lawyer and Managing partner of A. Abdulrazaq & Co, a firm of Legal Practitioners. Senator Gwadabe holds a B.A in European Studies and Spanish from the University of Wolverhampton, England and an LL.B from the University of Buckingham in England. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1986.

SHEHU ABUBAKAR

Independent Director

Shehu Abubakar is an Independent Director at BUA Cement Plc. He holds a B.Sc. (Business Management) from Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto and an MBA from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Alhaji Abubakar had an extensive working career in the Banking Industry from 1987 to 2017, where he retired as an Executive Director of Keystone Bank Limited.

AHMED ALIYU

Company Secretary

Ahmed Aliyu, a Barrister-at- Law and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, is the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser at Cement Company of Northern Nigeria. He has over 16 years’ experience in Litigation & Arbitration, Legal Drafting, Company Law, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Management and International Business among others.

Mr. Aliyu started his career at a Legal Firm after which he joined the Corporate Affairs Commission where he became a Zonal Manager in various State ofces of the Commission in Nigeria. He later

joined Cement Company of Northern Nigeria PLC as the Legal Manager, and was afterwards appointed as Company Secretary/Legal Adviser.

An alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University, Nigerian Law School and Harvard Law School (Executive Education), Mr. Aliyu is also a member of the International Bar Association, London, Nigerian Bar Association, and the Chartered Institute of Taxation among other professional bodies. He has attended many courses and conferences in the course of his career within and outside Nigeria.