Muhammad Ahmad

Muhammad K. Ahmad OON

Muhammad K. Ahmad OON, has about 35 years distinguished experience leading and working in various public sector organisations and financial  services institutions, especially in banking, pension and insurance. He was the pioneer Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the National Pension Commission and oversaw the establishment and growth of the Pension industry in Nigeria with over ₦6 trillion in assets to become a major contributor to Nigeria’s GDP. He is currently the Chairman of both the Skye Bank Plc and the Interim Board of International Energy Assurance Plc. He also Chairs the Boards of Taj Bank and Credent Capital Advisory, both being promoted for the provision of financial services. Ahmad belongs to a group of eminent Nigerians working with Africapractice and BMGF to build high level political support for the promotion of Financial Inclusion in Nigeria. Ahmad Chairs the Technical Committee of the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) chaired by the Vice President of Nigeria. He was recently appointed to Chair the Technical Committee on National Code for Corporate Governance by the Financial Reporting Council. Ahmad is the founder of Jewel Development Foundation, a graduate assistance programme; and Certium Consulting, a strategic advisory and business applications company. Mr. Ahmad has served on the boards of various corporate and not-for-profit organisations as well as presidential committees. Ahmad had worked at the Central Bank of Liberia as the Advisor and Technical Director on Bank Supervision under an International Monetary Fund (IMF) Programme. Ahmad chaired the Technical Committee that produced the North East Transformation Strategy (NESTS), a medium term Regional Development Strategy, for the sustainable socio-economic transformation and reconstruction of the Region, a strategy promoted by the six Governors of the constituent states of the region. He also coordinated the development of the Buhari Plan, which is the Federal Government strategy document for the rebuilding of the North East that led to the constitution of the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI).He strongly promotes building institutions based on the highest corporate governance and ethical standards. He has a Masters Diploma in Innovation and Strategy from University of Oxford, United Kingdom and has also attended courses and programmes in various first-rate business and management schools, including Harvard Business School, USA and INSEAD Fontainebleau, France.