Abdulrahman Aliyu


Abdulrahman Aliyu is the Founder of Zavati Group Limited and has been its President/CEO since establishment. He formulates the overall vision and provides strategic direction for the entire Group, and implementation of same for the attainment of the Group’s goals.

Abdulrahman has 15 years of both public and private sector experience specifically in Finance, PPP, Project Management, Corporate Strategy, Investment and Portfolio Management and Entrepreneurship Development. In the past, he worked with the Real Estate and Infrastructure Department of the Abuja Investments Company Limited (AICL) managing key real estate projects including the “Abuja World Trade Centre”. He also served as Personal Assistant to FCT Minister handling economic matters and private sector. Prior to that, Abdulrahman also gained expertise in entrepreneurship development and business counseling while working with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).

Aliyu attended “Launching New Ventures”, an Executive Education Programme of the Harvard Business School, Boston MA, USA and “Real Estate Development” course of the Lagos Business School. He also attended ‘The Future Leaders” seminar of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI), thus earning NLI’s “Associate” status.

Abdulrahman holds an MBA from the University of Abuja and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. He is a member of various professional bodies such as the Nigerian Economic Society (NES), Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (CPIN), Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ICMR) and the Abuja Securities and Commodities Exchange (ASCE). He is also a final level student of the Nigerian Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS).

His hobbies are reading, traveling and golfing.

Mohammed Buhari Aliyu


Mohammed Buhari Aliyu as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Zavati Group is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the entire Group.

Mohammed has about 10 years of experience in Business Management, Finance and Investments; garnered from working with Albros Multiconcept Limited, Bean Town Nigeria Limited and Abuja Investments Company Limited

Mohammed Buhari holds an MSc in Finance from Coventry University, UK, and Bachelors Degrees in Business and Marketing Management, and Accounting from Sunderland University, UK and the University of Abuja, Nigeria, respectively. Prior to joining Zavati Group, he worked as a credit risk analyst in SunTrust savings and Loans Limited, a mortgage bank; where he was responsible for overseeing the activities of the Credit Risk Department.

Mohammed also worked as a management partner in Expression UK, a management consulting firm in the UK, where he served as the treasurer and partner responsible for conducting clients’ marketing metrics.


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