Group Managing Director/CEO
Abubakar is the Co-founder and Group Managing Director of GTI Group; an Investment Banking firm, with specialities in Public Sector/Corporate Advisory, Restructuring and Finance. Pioneered the delivery of the first Private Trading Floor in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa. He has over the last three decades contributed immensely to the growth and development of investment banking in Nigeria.
The group under his leadership led various landmark transactions, some of which involved Corporate Restructuring and Recapitalization for publicly quoted companies like International Breweries (IB) Plc, Eterna Plc, Wema Bank Plc., Morison Industries Plc and “States / Sub National Accounts” among others.
An alumnus of Harvard Business School, he has a strong financing background, built on international relationships with a local perspective. He is value-focused and quick to see diamonds in the rough.
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria (CIS), he serves on the board of Wema Bank Plc and National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) Plc. He is a retired Director of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and was a council member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria(CIS).
An avid golfer, married with children.