About / Management Team / YAKUBU RAPHAEL ODIH YUSUF


Chief Finance Officer

Mr. Yakubu Yusuf is highly Talented, a seasoned professional with multi-dimensioned experience and training base across the length and breadth of the Nigerian Financial system.
> He is a holder of the HND Accounting from the Federal Polytechnic Idah (FPI);
> MBA (Finance) from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho,
> SEMP MBA (Int’l Bus Law) from the University of Huddersfield (UK);
> Certificate in Knowledge Management from the University of Stellenbosch (SA)

He is a member of the following professional bodies amongst others:
> Fellow (FCA), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
> Certified Forensic Accountant, (CFAN) by ICAN
> Fellow (FCTI), The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN),
> Associate (ABDI),The Institute of Business Development (IBD)
> Fellow (FBTM) of the Institute of Benefits and Trusts Management (IBTM).

His work experience spanning over 30 years was derived from both the private and public sectors of the Nigerian Financial System

He has worked in the following organizations, amongst others at various times:
> Olutayo Adenekan & Co (Chartered Accountants) , Makurdi;
> Pannell Kerr Forster (Chartered Accountants), Jos,
> Peoples Bank of Nigeria, Abuja/Minna Zonal Offices,
> Securities and Exchange Commission, (SEC) Abuja;
> Chartered Bank of Nigeria Plc/IBTC Chartered Bank Plc Lagos;
> CrusaderSterling Pensions Limited, Lagos;
> Unity Bank Plc,
> BUA International PLC
> Afribank Nigeria Plc and
> As pioneer MD/CEO Mainstreet BDC Limited, (formerly, Afribank BDC Limited)
> Royusuf & Co (Chartered Accountants) as Managing Partner/Lead Consultant

He has attended various training programs within and outside the Country as part of career development programs. Some of the courses attended include:
> Knowledge Management Training at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa;
> Executive programme in Private Wealth Management – Lagos/Geneva, organized by AME&T Training Consultants;
> Treasury Management by Money Market Association,
> Basic Credits Training by HPierson,
> Financial Statement Analysis by FITC,
> SMIEIS Scheme Training by FITC,
> Collective Work Ethics and Organizational Values by Espera
> 2nd African Economic summit, Dublin.
> Yusuf was an active member of the ERM Project Team, led by HPierson that developed a Risk management framework for Afribank Nigeria Plc in 2008.
Mr. Yusuf is happily married with children