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Abdu Mukhtar

Director of Industrial & Trade Development at The African Development Bank Group


Dr. Mukhtar is the Director, Industrial and Trade Development at the African Development Bank (AfDB), overseeing the implementation of the Bank’s Industrialization Strategy across the Continent, Trade and Investment Climate issues and non-sovereign operations in the ICT, Manufacturing and Services sectors. Prior to that, he was the Group Chief Strategy Officer at Dangote Group of Industries, Nigeria where he assisted the Group President in setting overall strategic direction for the Company and overseeing key aspects of the strategic planning processes for the group, business units, subsidiaries and associated companies. He played a key role in driving major activities, projects and initiatives of the Company, including expansion of cement manufacturing into 18 African countries, a multi - billion dollar Oil Refinery and Petrochemical Plant, plus key joint ventures in Power, Oil & Gas as well as Agriculture Sectors.

Dr. Mukhtar has also worked in Management Consulting, Investment Management, Private Equity and Public Service and has founded a number of entrepreneurial ventures. 

Dr. Mukhtar holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Ahmadu Bello University School of Medicine – Zaria, Nigeria; A Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine from the Boston University School of Medicine, USA; a Master in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and a Master in Public Administration degree from Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He was an Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow and the recipient of several international awards.

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