Abdu MukhtarDr Abdu Mukhtar



Occupational Information

Job Title: Director for Industrial and Trade Development of the African Development bank.

Professional History

Dr. Abdu is the Director of the Industrial and Trade Development of the African Development bank. Previously, he was the Group Chief Strategy Officer at the Dangote Group of Industries, Nigeria. Dr. Abdu has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. He has held several positions including Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Economic Matters; Transaction Adviser at the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE); Consultant with Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath (PRTM) Consulting, Boston; Consultant, Harvard Centre For International Development and Research Associate at the Boston University Medical Centre.

He attended the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria College of Medicine and the Boston University School of Medicine where he bagged Doctor of Medicine degree (MB.BS) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, respectively. He also obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School and attended certificate courses at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; INSEAD; Oxford University, and the African Leadership Institute, South Africa.

Dr. Abdu is the recipient of several prestigious awards and was profiled in the “2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century” and the Millennium edition of “Who’s Who in America: Science and Engineering.”  He is a member of the Boston Cancer Research Association, Massachusetts Medical Society, New York Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Gene Therapy, and Fellow of the US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.


Medical degree (MB.BS) from the Ahmadu Bello University
MBA from the Harvard Business School
Ph.D. in Pathology/ Laboratory Medicine from the Boston University


2006 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

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