Shamsuddeen Usman, Director, Lafarge

Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman, CON, OFR, is a Nigerian economist and banker. He is currently the CEO of SUSMAN & Associates, an economic, financial and management consulting firm headquartered in Nigeria.

Shamsuddeen was the Minister of National Planning (January 2009 to September 2013) and Finance Minister (June 2007 to January 2009). As Minister of National Planning, he was responsible for the development of critical pieces of Nigeria’s long-term development strategy, including the Nigerian Vision 2020 and the National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan.

After secondary school education at the prestigious Government College Keffi and King’s College, Lagos, he obtained a BSc. in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

He later obtained MSc. and PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1977 and 1980, respectively. Dr. Usman has had a varied working experience, including serving as MD/CEO, NAL Merchant Bank and Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria. He was appointed a Director of the Company on March 11, 2015.

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