The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors led by the Chairman is responsible for the company’s strategic policy decisions, while a highly experienced Executive Management Team runs its day to day affairs. These are:

MR.GODWIN EMEFIELE  – CHAIRMAN

CBN Governor Emefelie
Mr Godwin Emefelie

Godwin Emefiele is the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Prior to his joining the CBN, he spent over 26 years in commercial banking culminating in his tenure as Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank PLC, one of Nigeria’s largest banks .

Alhaji Abbas Umar Masanawa – MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Alhaji Masanawa – EDF & S/CFO
 Alhaji Masanawa

Alhaji Masanawa has over 17 years of cognate banking experience and rose to the position of Deputy General Manager in Zenith Bank PLC in the year 2014 before he left to serve as a Special Assistant to the Governor of the Central Bank. He was subsequently appointed as the Executive Director (Finance, Strategy and Marketing) in NSPMC Plc.  And now he is the Managing Director and Chief Executive. Alhaji Masanawa holds a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics from Ahmadu Bello University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Maiduguri. He has also completed courses and programmes from the Harvard Business School, London Business School, and the University of Oxford.

MR. AHMED HALILU MNI – Executive Director CORPORATE sERVICES

Mr. Ahmed Halilu mni
 Mr. Ahmed Halilu mni

Mr. Ahmed Halilu mni has over 23 years of experience in the Banking industry having worked with African International Bank Limited (AIB) and Zenith Bank Plc.  Prior to his appointment, he was a participant of Senior Executive Course 39, 2017 of the National Institute for Policy & Strategic Studies Kuru, Jos leading to award of member of the National Institute mni.  Mr Ahmed Halilu holds a Bachelors degree in Agriculture B. (Agric), Masters in Business Administration (MBA) as well as Masters in International Affairs & Diplomacy (MIAD) all from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.  He is a member of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).

Mr. ABUBAKAR SULE MINJIBIR – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – OPERATIONS (ABUJA FACTORY)

Mr. Abu-Bakar is a seasoned Industrial chartered chemist, and a Harvard trained Management Executive with extensive cross functional experience over the last 29 years across various industries from Printing, Security inks Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Investment and Project management functions.

Mr. Abu-Bakar is an active member of the following International and local Associations, Harvard Alumni Association, London Business school Alumni Association, Institute of chartered chemist of Nigeria, Member Institute of Directors, Nigeria, Fellow Institute of Management Consultant and Certified Management Consultant, Nigeria, Member Nigerian Institute of Management, National council member Manufacturer’s Association of Nigeria and currently, Vice Chairman Manufacturer’s Association of Nigeria, Abuja Branch.

Mr. Abu-Bakar obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (Industrial) from Bayero University, Post graduate Diploma in Management and MBA in Financial Management from National Institute of Business Management, Kingster Education Chennai. He is also a recipient of Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)-Honoris Causa from Common Wealth University, UK. He has also attended Senior Executive programmes from Harvard Business School USA, London Business School UK, Kellogg’s School of Management USA, Oxford University UK, Peking University China and Lagos Business School.

ENGR. CHRIS OREWA –EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – OPERATIONS (LAGOS FACTORY)

Chris is a professional Engineer with over 34 years of extensive Leadership on managerial levels  in the manufacturing industry, where he has been involved in building, implementing, overseeing systems, processes and workflows. He has had the opportunity of working in three continents in various sectors of the economy with multinational Conglomerates some of which are Betol Machinery, Luton, Unilever Canada, Sanofi Pasteur, Bayer Canada, Flour Mills of Nigeria.

Engineer Chris holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering (B.Eng) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Benin, Benin City.

He has attended various technical, project and executive management Courses.

He is a member of Nigeria Society of Engineers, council of registered Engineers of Nigeria and association of Professional Engineers and geoscientists of Saskatchewan.

TUNJI KAZEEM – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – FINANCE & STRATEGY

Mr. Tunji Kazeem is a seasoned Financial Executive with a wealth of experience spanning several years working in global financial institutions such as Citigroup, Standard and Poor’s and the Nigerian Stock Exchange. 

He was appointed the Executive Director (Finance and Strategy) at the Nigerian Security Minting and Printing in September 2018, where he currently works as a member of the Executive Management overseeing all the activities of the Mint and driving the company’s digital transformational agenda.

Mr. Kazeem holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Accounting from Rutgers University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He has also attended several leadership, business management and strategy courses.  

 

PROFESSOR THOMAS ONYISI ODOZI – SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISER TO CBN GOVERNOR

PROFESSOR THOMAS ONYISI ODOZI

Currently the Senior Technical Adviser to the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, on NSPM Plc , he holds a PhD. Industrial Chemistry, University of Lagos, Nigeria, M.Sc, Industrial Chemistry, Synthesized Nylon 3 for Liquid Crystal Display, Atlanta University, Atlanta, USA , B.Sc Chemistry, Southern University, Louisiana,USA. He was the Former GM (Security Documents) of NSPM, and directly responsible then to the MD/CE of NSPM, Plc on matters related to technology adoption, adaptation and its relevance to NSPM, Plc viability. Besides, he had held some adhoc functions in various capacities at different levels. Among these, the Current Chairman of the African Banknote Security Documents Printers Association’s Technical Committee, sits on the Executive Membership Committee of the Association, and a plethora of other administrative functions. Professor Odozi is a constant face in the Security Print Industry and has through devotion of duty and diligence carved a niche for himself not only in this hybrid discipline as a professional, but also in other facets of life.