BUA Cement

Management Team

Learn about our Management Team

Yusuf Haliru Binji (FNSE)

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

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

Chief Financial Officer/Executive Director

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

AG. Company Secretary/Chief Legal Officer

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. 

Ahmed Idris

Plant Director, BUA Cement (Obu)

Ahmed Abubakar Idris graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a corporate member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. Ahmed started his career as Trainee Engineer with the defunct Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN) in 1992 and steadily rose through the ranks to the position of Technical Director in 2013, a position he held till he resigned in 2015. In 2018, he served as the Commissioning Director in the then CCNN for its newly constructed 2mmtpa production line and was subsequently transferred to the Obu Cement plant in Okpella, where he continues to work as the Plant Director.

Aminu Bashar

Plant Director, BUA Cement (Sokoto)

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.

Nasiru Ladan

Director Sales & Marketing

Nasiru Bashir holds an MBA from the University of Port Harcourt (2013) and University of Lagos (Transport Management and Planning, 2007). He is a member of the Nigeria Institute of Management and Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport. He started his career with Continental Shipyard Ltd, Apapa and moved on to become Operations Officer with the Nigerian Ports Authority in 2001. He had a two-year stint with the Ethical Group of Companies, Abuja in 2006 and then moved on to become an Operations Manager with BUA Cement Manufacturing Company Limited, in 2008. Nasiru rose through the ranks and advanced to become the General Manager, BUA Cement Manufacturing Company Limited before his current role as the Director, Sales & Marketing BUA Cement Plc.

Chikezie Ajaero

Finance Director

Chikezie is a seasoned accountant with an MBA from the prestigious University of Lagos. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria with over 26 years post degree experience in fChikezie is a seasoned accountant with an MBA from the prestigious University of Lagos. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria with over 26 years post degree experience in financial reporting and controls. Chikezie joined BUA in 2005 as Finance Manager of BUA Flour Mills Limited. He worked at 1004 Estates Limited and UAC Restaurants (subsidiary of UAC Plc) as General Manager, Finance between 2008 and 2012 and later returned to BUA IN 2012 as Financial Controller of BUA Flour/Pasta. He assumed the role General Manager, Finance in Obu Cement Company Ltd in May 2015. Currently, Chikezie is the Finance Director, BUA Cement, a role he assumed since the merger.inancial reporting and controls. Chikezie joined BUA in 2005 as Finance Manager of BUA Flour Mills Limited. He worked at 1004 Estates Limited and UAC Restaurants (subsidiary of UAC Plc) as General Manager, Finance between 2008 and 2012 and later returned to BUA IN 2012 as Financial Controller of BUA Flour/Pasta. He assumed the role General Manager, Finance in Obu Cement Company Ltd in May 2015. Currently, Chikezie is the Finance Director, BUA Cement, a role he assumed since the merger.

Mohammed Minjibir

Director Logistics & Transport

Mohammed Minjibir holds degrees in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Cardiff Business School, University of Wales, United Kingdom. Mohammed is an Affiliate Member Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, an Associate Member of Nigeria Institute of Management and a Student Member Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. He has attended several courses within Nigeria. Mohammed Minjibir started his career as a Management Consultant with Ahmed Zakari & Co (Chartered Accountants) in 2003. He later joined Dangote Industries Limited, Transport Division in 2004 as Procurement Manager (Imports). While at Dangote, he rose through the ranks holding various positions to become a Group General Manager in Charge of Dangote Cement Transport, Ibese in 2012. He joined BUA in 2015 as the pioneer General Manager, Transport.
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