He was between 2003 and 2005, the Treasurer and Investment Consultant to OPEC Fund (Vienna, Austria), where he managed an approximately US $5 billion investment portfolio. He is a holder of an MBA (Finance, Accounting and Quantitative Analysis) and, a Ph.D. in Banking & Finance from the University of Maryland, USA. Prof. Adebiyi spent 20 years (1983-2003) at the Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, serving at different levels in Project Management, Treasury, Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management. He is a visiting Professor of Portfolio Investment Management and Quantitative Analysis to the Bowie State University, Maryland, USA.
He is a distinguished and highly successful businessman. Dr. Indimi is the sole Founder and Chairman of Oriental Energy Resources, Limited. He has over 20 years’ experience in the Nigerian Upstream Oil and Gas sector. Dr. Indimi is an astute business man with a notable presence in the international business arena. He also serves as the Chairman of M & W Pump Nigeria Limited; which has partnered with MWI Corp of Deerfield Beach, Florida. He is a founder of many successful indigenous companies and sits on the board of several privately owned companies encompassing all sectors of the economy. Dr. Indimi is a humanitarian and a philanthropist and has received numerous awards as well as honorary doctorate degrees from notable Universities in Nigeria, Ireland and the United States.
He is a representative of the Islamic Development Bank. He is an Investment Specialist and currently works in the Investment Department of IDB. Between 2010 and 2012, he was in the Young Professional Programme of IDB. He also led a team of 15 – 20 on the French Council of Islamic Finance as Chief of the Research and Translation to translate the AAOIFI standards and the CIBAFI modules. A Ph.d holder in Management Sciences, Dr. Chatti attended many seminars and presented different papers on Islamic Finance. He has also contributed to some published books on Islamic Finance. He is fluent in Arabic, French and English Languages.
HRH, Emir of Bakura, Engr. Bello Muhammad Sani, OON, is a holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He is also a holder of M.Sc (Civil Engineering) from the University of Dundee Scotland – 1977. HRH is a fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria (COREN) and an Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) conferred upon him by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the 10th of December 2003 in recognition of his achievement. He is currently the Emir of Bakura, Zamfara State, Nigeria. Prior to becoming the Emir, HRH held several notable positions such as;
- Public Engineer in the defunct North Western State Ministry of Works, Transport and Housing, Sokoto in 1974 – 1975,
- Principal Engineer of Ministry of Works and Transport Sokoto in 1979-1980
- Acting Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Works and Housing, Sokoto in 1981.
- Chief Civil Engineer and the Chief Building Engineer in 1981-1983 Ministry of Works and Transport Sokoto.
He has held several notable positions in some of the most prestigious corporate, private and public organizations in Nigeria, including Director, Building and Engineering Services, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) between 1989 -1996, Senior Assistant General Manager, Union Bank of Nigeria (formerly Barclays Bank).
He is s the Chairman of Althani Group of Companies, and Cobalt International Services Limited since 2004. He is also a Director in the following companies, Bento Drill Nigeria Limited 1995, Offshore Technologies International Limited 1995, and Resource Capital Group 1995. Cobalt International Services Limited is a pre-shipment Inspection Agent for dry goods and bulk liquid cargos. They are currently inspection agents for oil and gas exports in the country. Alhaji Bashir also worked with Hammad Development Facilities in 1987 and Jadai Diversified Services in 1989.