Premium Pension appoints new directors
The Board of Premium Pension Limited has announced the appointment of Mr. Kabir Tijjani as an executive director and Mr. Lamido Yuguda as a non-executive director.
A statement obtained from the firm on Tuesday said the new appointments were expected to enhance robust business development by the company.
The firm stated that Tijjani joined Premium Pension at its inception in 2005 as a management employee.
As a seasoned corporate legal practitioner, he served the company first as company secretary and head of legal services department.
He played a pivotal role in developing various structures and policies guiding the conduct and affairs of the board and management.
Until his present appointment as an executive director, the statement said Tijjani served as the pioneer chief marketing officer saddled with the responsibility of facilitating the business development functions, customer base growth and branch offices’ supervision.
Prior to joining Premium Pension, Tijjani had a stint with the Federal Inland Revenue Service as an inspector of taxes. He later joined the defunct Nigerian Telecommunications Limited as a senior legal officer where he rose to the position of zonal legal adviser and head of legal department at the central headquarters of the company.
Tijjani is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School, Howard University Washington DC, National University of Singapore and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, according to the statement.
He attended several professional courses, seminars and workshops on corporate legal practice, telecommunications, pension matters, Information and Communication Technology, and finance within and outside Nigeria.
“Tijjani is a certified IT manager in the USA, member of the Nigerian Bar Association as well as the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria,” it stated.
The statement added that Yuguda would bring to the Board of Premium Pension more than three decades of experience as a central banker, economist and investment manager.
He began his career with the Central Bank of Nigeria as a senior supervisor, foreign operations, in 1984 with responsibility for maintaining Nigeria’s external debt records.
The statement said he reached the pinnacle of his career at the CBN as the director, reserve management, where he inculcated a strong risk-aware investment culture and engendered a disciplined approach to investment evaluation. He retired voluntarily in 2016.
It added that Yuguda graduated with a BSc in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1983 and obtained MSc in Money, Banking & Finance in 1991 from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
He also holds a certificate in financial asset management and engineering from the Swiss Finance Institute, Geneva, Switzerland.
“He is a distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and a CFA charter holder,” the statement added.
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