NAHCO plc appoints Idris Yakubu as MD/CEO

Matthew Gregory

The board of directors of Nacho plc has appointed Idris Yakubu as the company’s substantive managing director/Chief Executive Officer with effect from 3rd November, 2017.

Mr. Idris Yakubu joins NAHCO with a vast wealth of experience, spanning 28 years in financial management, leadership, strategy, business development, organizational change and business renewal.

Prior to his appointment , Idris Yakubu served as Executive Director Skye Bank Plc, after many years in Fidelity Bank Plc, UBA Plc and Continental Merchant Bank Plc. Idris has extensive experience in delivering agreed Strategic Business imperatives.

A consummate Relationship Manager, Team Builder and Turnaround Specialist, Idris was a key member of the Fidelity Bank Consolidation Implementation Team at Fidelity/FSB between October & December 2005 serving as Chairman, Marketing and Products Sub Committee, and was a key member of the Team that led the Bank to achieve the heights attained, till mid – 2015.  He was appointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria as a Member of the Intervention Board to help stabilize Skye Bank Plc and chart its future course following the dissolution of the Bank’s Board by the regulator, in July 2016.

Idris holds a Masters’ Degree in Banking & Finance (MBF) from the University of Lagos, a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Jos. He attended Executive and Management training at Harvard Business School, Oxford Said Business School, INSEAD, Wharton School and Kellogg School of Management, amongst others.  He was at the Lagos Business School – Pan Atlantic University for the Advanced Management Program in 2010.

Idris is an Honorary Senior Member (HCIB) of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN);  Member, Nigerian Chartered Institute of Management (MNIM); Member, Lagos Business School Alumni Association (LBSAA),  AIESEC Alumni Nigeria, and the Unijos Alumni Association, where He is National President. He is a Member, Governing Council of the University of Jos, amongst others.

Idris is passionate about Business transformation, Economic empowerment & Capacity building initiatives, Community & youth development, and helping the poor and less privileged. He is a mentor to many and a seasoned trainer, whose Hobbies include reading, writing, building infrastructure, travelling, photography, meeting people, current affairs and sports. Idris is happily married and hails from Ikka Ajengo, Ankpa Local Government of Kogi State.

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