Suleiman Yahyah resigns as AshakaCem Chairman

Keneilwe Moloko

AshakaCem plc said Mallam Suleiman Yahyah has resigned as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company with effect from May 2, 2017.

The company disclosed that Mallam Yahyah joined the Board of Directors of AshakaCem Plc in 2010, and was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors in March 2015.

Alhaji Suleiman Yahyah was born in Kaduna. He attended Bayero University, Kano where he graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Economics in 1987. He was the Overall Best Student in the Department of Economics and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Bayero University, Kano

He also attended the prestigious Cambridge University (UK) where he obtained a Master of Philosophy in Economics and Politics of Development. Yahyah is a financial expert with considerable experience, and has contributed immensely to the growth and development of Nigeria’s economy, through the banking industry.

He is an active member of numerous professional organisations in Nigeria and overseas, such as Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Cambridge Commonwealth Society, Investment and Securities Tribunal among others. He is a director of many companies.

He started his working career with Continental Merchant Bank as a Corporate Finance Supervisor in 1987. He has served on the Board of numerous organizations, including RoseCom Net, Rose Hill Group Limited, Empire Securities Limited, Talafon Telecommunications, First City Group, and NUB International.

Alhaji Yahyah has many publications on Economics and Financial issues. He is currently a member of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), Alfred Marshall Economic Society, England and Nigeria Internet Group. He was appointed to the Board of nahco aviance in October 2006 and became the Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, the position he held until he was elected the Chairman at the company’s 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Abuja.

The Board of Directors and Management is grateful to Mallam Yahyah for his leadership of the Board and meritorious service to the Company.

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