Fellowship Year: 2018
Nationality: Nigeria
Job Title: Executive Director
Organisation: NSIA: Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority


Job Title: Executive Director

Organisation: NSIA: Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority

Professional History: Aminu is the Executive Director at NSIA: Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and the Deputy Head of the Nigeria Infrastructure Fund, one of three ring-fenced funds of the NSIA. He leads the development, execution, and management of critical domestic infrastructure projects in the transportation, power, agriculture, healthcare, and real-estate sectors. While in this role, he was appointed by President Muhammedu Buhari to the Board of the NSIA.

The Investment Authority has co-led the development of a number of strategic infrastructure initiatives in Nigeria, including the establishment of InfraCredit, a specialized financial guarantor catalyzing domestic pension funds’ participation in financing domestic infrastructure assets. At the invitation of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aminu led the implementation of the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative, a transformative import-substitution program for the domestic production and supply of high-quality fertilizer to Nigerian farmers.

Prior to his work for the government, he worked in mergers & acquisitions with Morgan Stanley Investment Bank in the Energy and Utilities sectors. He has also worked with Denham Capital Management, an oil & gas, mining, and power-focused private equity fund.

Academic and professional credentials: BEng and MEng, University of Oxford

Programs: Aminu co-led the development of Nigeria Leadership Initiative's (NLI) Future Leaders Program, a bi-annual leadership development program focused on creating a growing, global network of credible, community-spirited young Nigerian leaders, serving on NLI's inaugural board.


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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.