Mr. Abubakar serves as an Independent Director on the Board of UP.
He has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry during which time he held strategic positions in different Banks. He began his career in Co-operative & Commerce Bank Plc where he served as an intern under the National Youth Service Corps scheme and worked at different times in International Merchant Bank, FSB International Bank, Fidelity Bank and Keystone Bank where he retired as an Executive Director. His banking experience covers areas such as corporate banking, public sector, corporate finance, leasing and treasury. His board experience includes being Director of a number of companies including Global Bank of Liberia, KBL Health Insurance and Cement Company of Northern Nigeria.
In the course of his career, Mr. Abubakar has attended many courses within and outside Nigeria including the Lagos Business School, Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School and Wharton Business School among others and has a wide range of experience in Strategy, Leadership & Executive Management, Customer Relations and Management and Corporate Finance, among others.