Engr Mansur Ahmed is the 10th President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and the interim Chairman of the African Manufacturers Association. He is an Executive Director at Dangote Group, Africa’s largest Cement Manufacturer with operations in over 14 Countries and still expanding.
As one of the leading authorities of manufacturing in Africa, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria represents the voice of more than 3000 Nigeria’s Manufacturing Industries – across various sizes and is regularly consulted by the Government on Economic Policy matters.
Engineer Ahmed has a first degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University and a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering and Administration from Cranfield Institute of Technology (now Cranfield University). He also has a post graduate certificate in Investment Appraisal and Management from the Harvard Institute of International Development. He has over 40 years’ experience across many Industries in both the Public and Private sectors of the Nigerian Economy.
In 2012, he voluntarily retired from the Federal Public Service as the pioneer Director General of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, the lead agency for the development of Nigeria’s Framework for the expansion of infrastructure through PPP. Before his appointment to the ICRC position in 2008, he was, the Director General of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) a private sector Advocacy Group focused on economic policy reforms and private sector development. Prior to his stint at the NESG, Engr. Ahmed had spent 15 years at the NNPC where he served in various capacities, including over seven years as the MD of the Port Harcourt Refinery and about five years as the Group Executive Director (Refining and Petrochemicals).
Engineer Ahmed is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and the Nigerian institute of management and a Member of the Institute of Directors Nigeria. He has served on many Boards as well as many National Committees including the National Economic Management Team; the Economic Management Implementation Team and the Technical Committee on Privatization; the National Competitiveness Council (NCCN) and the Advisory Board of the Centre for Infrastructure Policy, Regulation and Advancement (CIPRA) of the Lagos Business School, among others.
He has also at various times sat on the Boards of several other organizations including Glaxo Smithkline (GSK); Dunlop Nigeria Plc; Union Bank of Nigeria Plc; the Cement Company of Northern Nigeria and Kaduna Textiles Ltd.
His passion for education and remarkable service to humanity has Engr. Ahmed serving as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Sacred Heart Primary School, Kaduna, since 1984 and also on the Board of Teach for Nigeria! (a private not- for- profit) institution.