Mrs. Zainab Abdurrahman holds an honours degree in Economics from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria specializing in Finance, Operations Research, Statistics, Project Evaluation, Accounting and Economic Analysis.
She joined the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in 1979 where she held a number of increasing leadership responsibilities including Managing Director, Group General Manager, NNPC Retail Limited in charge of NNPC Petrol Stations – Land and Floating, General Manager, Investment Division, Manager Domestic Investment and Finance and Head, Domestic and International Investments.
She also represented the interest of NNPC on the Boards of 2 Joint Venture trading companies and the Committee on the Review of the Joint Operating Agreements and Production Sharing Contracts in the Upstream Sector, among several important assignments.
Mrs. Abdurrahman retired from the NNPC in 2009 and now runs a private business. She was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 4th November 2011.
Mrs. Abdurrahman is a member of the Board’s Governance and Remuneration Committee and represents the Board on the statutory Audit Committee.
She resides in Nigeria.