The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has congratulated the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Mr. Samaila D. Zubairu.
In a congratulatory message, made available to journalists in Abuja on Friday, 6th July, 2018, by the Media and Strategy Officer of the chamber, Mr. Lubem Gena, the President of the Chamber, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, SAN, described the new CEO as a thorough professional who will surely elevate the corporation to enviable heights.
Samaila Zubairu, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, and a Projects and infrastructure development specialist, has over 29 years of professional experience in the finance industry.
“I am aware that Samaila led finance transactions for over US$3 billion in critical projects that cover green-field project finance facilities, acquisitions, corporate transformation initiatives, privatisation and equity capital market transactions which added much benefit to Nigeria’s economy.
“The organized private sector in Nigeria is proud of these track records of achievements and wish him all successes in the new post”, Prince Kayode stated.
Our correspondent gathers that Samaila has served as an Independent Director and Board Committee Chairman of Aiico Insurance Plc, New Nigeria Commodity Marketing Company.
He was also Chief Executive Officer of Africapital Management Limited, where he played very similar role in developing the Nigerian Infrastructure Investment Fund1 (NIIF1) for infrastructure private equity across West Africa.
He has served as Chief Finance Officer of Dangote Cement Plc, during which time he midwifed Africa’s largest syndicated project finance facility for the Obajana Cement project.