Abdul Samad Rabiu

Executive Chairman and CEO, BUA Group

Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu is a Nigerian businessman from Kano. He founded BUA Group in 1988 and serves as its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. BUA Group is now one of the most important diversified groups in Nigeria, active in food (sugar and oil) and infrastructure (cement, ports, real estate). In 2016, he divested its flour and pasta assets to Olam. Abdulsamad Rabiu received his early education in Kano before going to the United States to study Economics in Columbus, Ohio.