Abdul Samad Rabiu, CFR, 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 Federal Republic’ (CFR).
She started her career at Ashemi and Co. She later joined Partner at Manga Chambers where she rose to the position of Associate Partner. She joined BUA International Limited in 2016 as a Deputy Legal Manager and rose to become a Legal Manager supporting the then Group Chief Legal Officer/Company Secretary. She also served as the Company Secretary of BUA International Limited and BUA Ports and Terminals Limited.
She played a vital role in the merger of Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) Plc with Obu Cement Company Plc, which metamorphosed into BUA Cement Plc. She also worked on the documentation and merger exercise between 5 of the subsidiaries within the Group, played a key role in the registration of Free Zone entity in the organisation and setting the sustainability documentation that made it possible for the organisation to be listed on the Nigerian Exchange Group.
She is a member of many professional bodies and has attended several trainings and courses. She was appointed Deputy Company Secretary of BUA Cement Plc in January 2021, and in November 2022, she became the acting Company Secretary. Her appointment was confirmed in February 2023.