BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
CCNN's Board of Directors
 
Code of Business Conduct
 
Shareholding Structure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCNN's BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Alhaji (Dr.) Abdulsamad Rabiu, CON. (Chairman):

Alhaji (Dr) Abdulsamad Rabiu CON, Nigerian, had his early education at Federal Government College, Kano after he proceeded to the United States to study Economics in the Capital university Columbus, Ohio, United States of America.

He is the founder, Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of BUA Group of Companies which he established in 1988 as a trading company engaged in the importation and marketing iron, steel agricultural materials as well as industrial chemicals. The BUA Group under the management of Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu acquired some public enterprises previously owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria via a competitive bidding process conducted by the Bureau of Public Enterprises. Some of the bids won were the concession rights to the Port Harcourt Ports which was later renamed BUA Port & Terminals Limited and Lafiagi Sugar Company in Kwara State.

He is also the Chairman of BUA Sugar Refinery Limited, BUA Flour Mills in Lagos and Kano, Nigeria Oil Mills Limited, Lagos. In addition his Company BUA International Limited acquired Damnaz Cement Company Limited through which he holds stakes in Cement Company of Nigeria PLC Sokoto and Edo Cement Company Limited Okpella, in 2009. Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu served as the Chairman of Bank of Industry and also sits on the board of several other notable companies. He became the Chairman of Cement Company of Northern Nigeria PLC on February 2, 2010.

 

 Engr. Yusuf Haliru Binji (Managing Director /CEO )

Engr Yusuf Haliru Binj, was born in 1968, in Kaduna, Kaduna state. A chemical Engineer with degrees from Ahmadu Bello University and the University College, London, Engr Yusuf Binji is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, the Solar Energy Society of Nigeria and the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers. He is also a registered Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and an Associate Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK. Yusuf Binji started his career in the cement industry with CCNN working across various departments before he rose through the ranks to become an Executive Director, Technical. He later joined BUA where he held various positions as Executive Director, Cement Porjects/Technical within the Group from 2013 to 2014 and Executive Director, Technical, BUA Obu Cement Company from 2014 to 2017. He was appointed as Managing Director, Obu Cement Company in 2017 and has held other roles including Board Member, Sokoto Energy Research Centre, Energy Commission of Nigeria (2002 – 2013).

An alumnus of the International Directors Programme at INSEAD, France, Yusuf Binji has attended various professional and management courses in Nigeria, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, South Africa amongst others. He speaks regularly at conferences across the world. Engr Yusuf is happily married and has children.

 

 Mr. Kenneth Chimaobi Madukwe ( Director)

Chimaobi Madukwe obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies (Accountancy) in 1984 from University of Jos. He also obtained a Master's degree in Bussiness Administration( MBA Finance) from ESUTH Business School in 1990. Before joining BUA Group in 2004, He was head of Corporate Finance in the Citizens International Bank Plc where he worked from 1999 to 2004. He also worked as a consultant at PBTG Consulting between January and June 1999. He is currently the Group Chief Operating Officer ( GCOO) of BUA Group.

He sits on the board of BUA International Limited, BUA Sugar Refinary Limited and Cement Company of Northen Nigeria PLC. He has attended several top management courses locally and abroad. He was appointed as a Director on February 2, 2010 to represent Damnaz Cement Company Limited (a subsidiary of BUA Group) on the Board of Cement Company of Northern Nigeria PLC.

 

Alhaji Kabiru Isyaku Rabiu (Director)

Kabiru Isyaku Rabiu, Nigerian, obtained his MBA International Business from American Intercontinental University, London England in 2002.   He joined Nigerian Oil Mills Limited owned by BUA Group in 2002 as Assistant General Manager and was promoted to the post of General Manager in 2005. He is currently the Group Executive Director of BUA Group He has attended several courses within and outside Nigeria. He was appointed as a Director on February 16, 2010 to represent Damnaz Cement Company Limited (a subsidiary of BUA Group) on the Board of Cement Company of Northern Nigeria PLC.

 

  Mr. Finn Arnoldsen (Director)

Finn Arnoldsen, Norwegian, was born in 1954 has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1977 from NTH Norway and has also attended a Senior Management Development course in INSEAD, France in 2004.
Mr. Arnoldsen has extensive work experience since 1977 to date, most of which has been in the Cement Industry traversing several countries in Europe and Africa. He was once the Executive Director Sales and Marketing of CCNN Plc and is currently the MD/CE of Edo Cement Company Ltd. (a Subsidiary of Bua Group.) He was appointed as a Director on May 22,2014 to represent Damnaz Cement Company Limited (a subsidiary of BUA Group) on the Board of Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria PLC.

 

Alhaji Abubakar Magaji (Independent Director)

Abubakar Magaji Esq.,Nigearian, holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1984 and he qualified as a Lawyer and was called to the Bar in 1985. Mr. Magaji had an extensive working career spanning over two decades and he retired from the Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc as General Manger/Company Secretary in the year 2000 to establish his private Legal Practice firm. He also worked as outsourced Company Secretary for CCNN before he finally resigned in 2013. He has attended many courses both at home and abroad in the course of his career and is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association. Mr. Magaji was appointed into the Board of CCNN Plc on the 14th May, 2015 as an Independent Director.

 

Alhaji Shehu Abubakar (Independent Director)

Shehu Abubakar Holds a B.Sc. (Business Management) from Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto in 1984 and an MBA from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 2011. Alhaji Abubakar had an extensive working career in the Banking Industry from 1987 to 2017 where he retired as Executive Director of Keystone Bank Limited after putting in about 29 years in the Industry. He was also at different times a Director on the Boards Global Bank of Liberia and KBL Health Care Limited. Alhaji Shehu Abubakar has attended many courses in the course of his career within and outside Nigeria at the Lagos Business School, Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School and Wharton Business School among others. Alhaji Abubakar has a wide range of experience in Strategy, Leadership and Executive Management, Customer Relations and Management and Corporate Finance among other things. Alhaji Shehu Abubakar was appointed as an Independent Director on the Board of CCNN PLC on July 12, 2018.

 

Senator Khairat Abdulrazaq-Gwadabe (Independent Director)

Senator Khairat AbdulRazaq-Gwadabe, a Nigerian, is a Barrister-at-Law and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and the Managing partner of A. Abdulrazaq & Co, a firm of Legal Practitioners and Notaries Public. She obtained a B.A in European Studies and Spanish from the University of Wolverhampton,England (1982) and Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain(1981). She holds an LL.B from the University of Buckingham in England (1984) and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1986. She later obtained a Masters Degree in Law (LL.M) from the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 1992.
Senator AbdulRazaq-Gwadabe worked with the then Mobil Producing Nigeria as a Counsel in the Legal Department handling matters ranging from compensation matters resulting from oil spillage to internal legal advice on various issues to the company.
In the 1999 general elections, she was elected as the first female Senator from Northern Nigeria and the only Senator representing Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). While in the Senate she Chaired the Committees on Women Affairs and Youth Development; The Federal Capital Territory, and Primary Health and HIV/Aids. Senator Khairat Abdul-Razaq Gwadabe was elected as Chairman of The  Senators Forum in 2011 a position which she still holds till date. In 2013 She was appointed as a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on National Dialogue which recommended guidelines and procedure for holding the National Conference. Senator Khairat was appointed as an Independent Director on the Board of CCNN PLC on July 12, 2018.

 


Alhaji Abbas Ahmad Gandi (Non-Executive Director)

Alhaji Abbas Ahmad Gandi, a Nigerian , qualified as a Chartered Secretary from Chelmer Institute of Higher Education Chelmsford, England (now Anglia Ruskin University) in 1974. He had an extensive working career that spanned over two decades and retired as Director General (Permanent Secretary) in the Sokoto State Civil Service. Alhaji Abbas was elected as a member of Constituent Assembly for the 1989 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. On his return from the  Constituent Assembly he was appointed as Sole administrator/Chairman of Yabo Local Government Council in Sokoto State. Alhaji Abbas attended so many courses at the Nigerian Institute of Management and the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria.
Currently, Alhaji Abbas is a member of the Governing Board of the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry Lagos. On July 12, 2018, Alhaji Abbas Gandi was appointed as Non-Executive Director of Cement Company of Northern Nigeria to represent Sokoto State Government on the Board.   

 

 

SHAREHOLDING STRUCTURE

SHAREHOLDERS HOLDING MORE THAN 5% OF THE SHARES OF THE COMPANY:

1            Damnaz Cement Co. Limited:               50.72%

2            Nasdal Bap Nig. Limited:                     11.48%

CODE OF BUSINESS CONDUCT AND ETHICS FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 Directors owe the organization a duty of loyalty. The duty of loyalty requires that directors place the interest of the Company above their own and act in what they reasonably believe is the best interest of the organization.

Directors need to exercise leadership by conducting themselves in accordance with high standards of behavior, as a role model for others within the entity.

Directors need to adopt, and periodically review, a formal code of conduct defining the standards of behavior to which individual governing body members and all employees of the entity are required to subscribe..... see more