Idris Yakubu has been appointed managing director and chief executive officer of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc, NAHCO. His appointment takes effect Nov 3. A statement posted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange website said Yakubu replaces Folashade Ode, who was the Acting Managing Director/CEO.
Before his appointment, Yakubu was an Executive Director with Skye Bank Plc, and has also worked with Fidelity Bank Plc, UBA Plc and Continental Merchant Bank Plc.
He has an extensive experience in delivering agreed Strategic Business imperatives.
In July 2016, he was reappointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria as a Member of the Intervention Board to help stabilize Skye Bank Plc and chart its future following the dissolution of the Bank’s Board by the regulator.
Yakubu holds a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration from the famous Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, a Master’s Degree in Banking & Finance (MBF) from the University of Lagos, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Jos.
He attended Executive level training at Harvard Business School, USA; Oxford Said Business School, INSEAD; Wharton School and Kellogg School of Management; amongst many others. He also partook in the Advanced Management Program at the Lagos Business School (Pan Atlantic University) in 2010.
He’s an Honorary Senior Member (HCIB) of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN); Member, Nigerian Chartered Institute of Management (MNIM); Member, Lagos Business School Alumni Association (LBSAA), AIESEC Alumni Nigeria, the Unijos Alumni Association, where He is National President, and lkoyi Club 1938. He is a Member, Governing Council of the University of Jos, amongst others.
He has a distinguished career and wealth of experience, spanning 28 years in Financial Management, Leadership, Strategy, Business Development, Organizational Change and Business Renewal.