Chairman & CEO, Africa Finance Corporation

Mallam Samaila Zubairu was appointed as Africa Finance Corporation(AFC)’s 3rd President and Chief Executive Officerin July 2018. AFC is an investment-grade,multilateral financial institution focused on providing solutions to Africa’s infrastructure deficitand challenging business environment by developing and financing infrastructure, natural resources and industrial asset swhich enhance productivity and economic growth of African states. At the start of the Corporation’s second decade of operation, Mallam Zubairu provided decisive entrepreneurial leadership that propelled the development and implementation of a new five-year corporate strategy which at its core,addresses the urgent mandate of developing and financing power, mining, transport, telecommunications and heavy industries. Key pillars of the strategy include: enhancing the capacity of the team and entrenching a High-Performance Culture; coherent ecosystem strategy for value accretive beneficiation and import substitution; proactive risk and portfolio management to improve AFC’s rating and diversifying the Corporation’s funding sources. Mallam Zubairu currently represents the Corporation’s interests on the Board of Directors of several transport companies. Additionally, Samaila sits on the Advisory Board of the United Nations administered Nigeria Humanitarian Fund—Private Sector Initiative (NHF PSI)for internally displaced persons in North-Eastern Nigeria. Mallam Zubairu is an Eisenhower Fellow and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Nigeria(FCA). He holds a BSc in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria.

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