Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman, CON, OFR

Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman

Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman, CON, OFR is an Economist and Banker. He is currently the Chairman/CEO of SUSMAN & Associates, an economic, financial and management consulting firm headquartered in Nigeria. Shamsuddeen was Nigeria's Minister of Finance, from June 2007 to January 2009 and Minister of National Planning from January 2009 to September 2013.

He was responsible for the development of Nigeria's long-term development strategy and the Country's 30 year Infrastructure Master Plan. He attended Dandago Primary School in Kano State. After secondary school education at the prestigious Government College Keffi and King's College, Lagos, he gained a BSc. in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria.

He also obtained both Msc (1976) and PHD (1980) in Economics, from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Dr. Usman was also, at various times, the Executive Director of UBA and Union Bank, Managing Director NAL Merchant Bank and Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria.

He was appointed a Director of the Company on March 11, 2015.