Abubakar has over 28 years’ experience in both commercial and merchant banking. His experience has exposed him to various areas such as resource mobilisation and management, business development and relationship management, risk management, business turnaround, human capital management, organizational skills and strategic planning.
He started his banking career with United Bank for Africa and subsequently worked with New Africa Merchant Bank Limited, First Atlantic Bank Plc (later FinBank Plc.) and Diamond Bank Plc.
In the course of his career, he has participated in the privatisation exercise of the Federal Government, a number of capital and debt raising exercises for various companies and also part of team that offered financial advisory services for corporate restructuring and turnaround.
He has also led the turnaround of quite a number of hitherto non- performing branches to sustained profitability and business growth in a short period of time.
Abubakar has participated in the crafting, developing and successful implementation of corporate strategic plans and also project management.
He is a graduate of Bayero University, Kano and an alumnus of the Lagos Business School.
His hobbies are reading, walking and golfing and he is happily married with children.