Kyari A. Bukar
Kyari Bukar brings the discipline and sharp intellect of a dedicated scientist to every aspect of his career.
His fierce analytical skills and innovative thinking have won him praise and admiration since his early days as a member of a senior management team directing strategic development of a $5 Billion business unit of the Hewlett-Packard Company. Since then he quickly rose to leadership positions in the United States and Nigeria, developing a special skill for spotting and developing opportunities that drive geometric growth.
Kyari has served as Managing Director/CEO of Central Securities Clearing System, Plc. (CSCS), the central securities depository of Nigerian capital markets. During his five-year tenure, he spearheaded a company-wide program of culture change that resulted in a fourfold increase in profitability in the midst of the most recent global economic crises.
As Managing Director/CEO of ValuCard Nigeria Plc (now Unified Payments System), He spearheaded a complete reorganization of ValuCard, transforming the local e-payments loss-generator into one of the most secure, technologically advanced and profitable payments processors in the region. Kyari was instrumental in introducing Visa cards into the Nigerian e-payments space and writing the rules that have underpinned the phenomenal growth in the sector.
As a highly south after business adviser, Kyari is Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Equity Assurance Plc and Ventures Platform (Tech start-up Accelerator). He is also a non-executive director at Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Ltd.