Usman B. Suleiman
Head, Branding Committee
Mr Usman Suleiman holds first and second degrees in Business Administration both from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. In addition he obtained a post – graduate certificate in Planning & Appraisal of Industrial Investments from the University of Bradford U.K, Certificate in Investment Banking from the African Development Bank Training Centre, Certificate of Merit in Development Banking from the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank and Certificate in Strategy Management from Kaplan/Norton Palladium. specialist in Investment Banking, Development Finance and Pension Fund Management, Mr. Suleiman is the pioneer Managing Director/CEO of FUG Pensions. He was appointed to the position after successfully leading a Technical Committee that was charged with the responsibility of setting up the company and obtaining the PFA License. Prior to that appointment, he was deputy head of the Corporate Banking Department of Unity Bank PLc. He was at various times head of Corporate Banking, Planning & Corporate Development, International Operations, Investment Banking and Treasury Management at New Africa Merchant Bank Plc. He was also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the bank’s staff pension fund. Usman Suleiman has served on the Boards of a number of companies including Badeggi Rice Processing Co, Gaskiya Corporation Zaria, Kay Plastics Ltd Ilorin and as alternate to the Managing Director of New Africa on the board of Kakawa Discount House. He is a Fellow and Vice-President of Chartered Portfolio Management Institute, Member Nigeria Institute of Management, Associate International Dispute Resolution Institute and a Certified Money Market Dealer. He is currently a member of the Executive Council of the Association of Pension Operators of Nigeria (PenOp) and Chairman of its Media & Events Committee.