Yusuf Haliru Binji, is a Chemical Engineer with degrees from Ahmadu Bello University and the University College, London. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, the Solar Energy Society of Nigeria and the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers; with over 30 years of experience across various organisations which includes: Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN), BUA International Limited, Obu Cement Company Limited, among others. He was the Managing Director, Obu Cement Company in 2017 before his appointment as the Managing Director, Cement Company of Northern Nigeria, in 2018. In December 2019, he was announced as the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, BUA Cement Plc, the resultant entity from the merger between Obu Cement Company and Cement Company of Northern Nigeria.
He has attended various executive management courses in Nigeria and abroad, including the Harvard Business School in USA, Institute for Management Development (IMD), Switzerland and INSEAD, France.
Jacques Piekarski is the Chief Financial Officer/Executive Director of BUA Cement Plc. He is a graduate of the Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, and holds an MBA from the Robert Kennedy College, Zurich, Switzerland. Jacques is the President of the Swiss-Nigerian Business Council in Lagos.
A seasoned finance professional with over 30 years’ experience, Jacques has held several C-suite finance roles across Europe and Africa in various industries including FMCG, Cement, Trading, and Mining. Over the course of his career, Jacques has had significant achievements in setting-up finance and operational strategies, re-organizing finance functions, financing (loans, bonds, rights issue, debt restructuring), M&A, leading transformation, revenue and cost optimization projects, various expansions and projects including ERP implementations.
Prior to joining BUA Cement, Jacques was Group CFO for TGI Group Nigeria – one of the largest Food and Agric privately owned conglomerates in the country. Earlier on, he was the Group CFO of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc. Jacques has also garnered an extensive knowledge of the cement industry from his time as the CFO for Holcim in Egypt, a joint venture with the Orascom Group.
Hauwa Garba-Satomi is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She started her career with Ashemi and Co. and thereafter joined 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 through the ranks to become Senior Legal Manager, supporting the then Group Legal Officer/ Company Secretary.
Hauwa is an alumna of the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria and her legal practice spans over a decade, with experiences in litigation, commercial contracts, corporate transactions, compliance management and litigation portfolio management.
She has attended several trainings and courses in the course of her career.
Aminu Bashir is a consummate engineer with vast experience in operations and maintenance of integrated cement plants. A graduate of Chemical Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University with over 28 years industry experience, having started his career as a pupil engineer with Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) in 1992.
His career saw him transverse several roles until his appointment as Technical Director of CCNN in 2016. In his capacity as Plant Director, he is responsible for the management of the BUA Cement Plant in Sokoto and strategically leads it in the attainment of its corporate goals and objectives.