Samaila Zubairu, Non-Executive Director, AIICO Insurance

Samaila Zubairu is the Vice Chairman of Africapital-Gem Development Partners Limited, a project development firm focused on providing pragmatic infrastructure solutions to the significantly underserved Nigerian market.

He is also a Director of West Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers – JV with Old Mutual to raise and manage the Nigerian Infrastructure Investment Fund. Over the last 26 years, Samaila has worked in various capacities—he was Chief Financial Officer at Dangote Cement Plc, as well as CFO for Obajana Cement Plc.

At Obajana he was a key member of the team that spearheaded the development of Africa’s largest green-field cement project. Prior to that, he was the Treasurer for the Dangote Group during its transformation from a trading company to an industrial conglomerate.

Samaila also spent time at Liberty Bank Plc. where he was the Head of Investment Banking and subsequently Group Head of Risk Management. Prior to his post at Liberty Bank, he was the Head of Project Finance at FSB Bank (Fidelity Bank).

Samaila is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Eisenhower Fellowships International Leader Exchange Philadelphia USA. He also holds a B.Sc Hons. Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

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