Mallam Bashir Ahmad El-Rufai

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mallam Bashir Ahmad El-Rufai  joined the Board of Directors of IHS Holding Limited in June 2013. Mr. El-Rufai also serves on the boards of a number of our subsidiaries. Prior to IHS Nigeria Limited, Mr. El‑Rufai served with Kano State Oil & Allied Product Limited before joining Nigerian Cereals Processing Company Ltd as Assistant Production Manager and Group Marketing Manager. He served as Chief Commercial Officer for the Northern District of the Nigerian External Telecommunications Limited (NET) and held several positions at the Nigerian Telecommunications Ltd (NITEL).

He was Co‑founder and President of Nigeria’s first indigenous private telecom operator, Intercellular Nigeria Limited.  Mr. El-Rufai currently serves as Chairman of IHS Nigeria and Intercellular Nigeria Plc and has served as Vice Chairman and Corporate Advisor of Intercellular (Nigeria) Limited in 2009. He also served as an Independent Director of FSDH Merchant Bank Limited. Mr. El‑Rufai has also chaired several boards including Channel Distribution (an ICT company), Systemtech (an IT company), Alpha Aluminium and Northstar Chemicals, among others.

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