NASD Appoints Bukar Kyari to Board

Bukar Kyari

By Adedapo Adesanya

The management of NASD Plc has announced the appointment of Mr Bukar Kyari to its board as an independent non-executive director.

In a notice on Friday morning, the company, which operates the NASD Over-the-Counter (OTC) Securities Exchange, said, “The board, management and staff of the NASD Plc welcome Bukar Kyari as an independent non-executive director.”

Mr Kyari currently serves as the Chairman of Sunu Assurance Plc, a position he has occupied since 2018.

Before that, Mr Kyari was the Chairman of think tank organisation, the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and once held the position at Equity Assurance Plc among many others.

He is the co-founder of Tran-Sahara Investment Corporation.

Mr Kyari holds a B.Sc. degree in Physics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria and an M.Sc. degree in Nuclear Engineering from Oregon State University, USA.

He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School (LBS), Wharton Business School and Harvard Business School, USA.

He was once the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc, a role he assumed in September 2011.

Prior to joining CSCS Plc, Mr Bukar was the CEO of ValuCard Nigeria Plc (now Unified Payments Plc). His early career years were spent at Hewlett Packard, California, USA, where he grew through the ranks to become the Worldwide Technical Marketing programme Manager before moving back to Nigeria.

On his return to Nigeria, Mr Bukar joined FSB International (Now Fidelity Bank) and served in various roles including Executive Director, e-Banking and Information Technology and Operations.

He has also been on several boards including  Credit Registry Services Plc and the Investment Protection Fund of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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