Mr Samaila D. Zubairu
Technical Background: Banking and finance, President and Chief Executive Officer Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)
Relevant Experience: Extensive project finance experience in green-field project finance, acquisitions, corporate transformation, privatization and equity capital market transactions
Samaila D. Zubairu is AFC's President and CEO. Prior to his appointment, he was the CEO of Africapital Management Limited and has established a joint venture with Old Mutual’s African Infrastructure Investment Managers to develop the Nigerian Infrastructure Investment Fund 1 for infrastructure private equity across West Africa.
Samaila led the launch of Africa’s largest syndicated project finance facility for the Obajana Cement project and has undertaken investments of over US$3 billion in green-field projects, acquisitions, corporate transformation, privatization and equity capital market transactions.
He holds several non-executive board positions including the Advisory board member for KSE Africa, a leading operations and management provider of captive power plants in the mining sectors in Botswana and Nigeria.