Mr. Abdulkareem Shehu Gezawa is a versatile professional with immense and diversified financial management experience of over two decades, acquired at various institutions in Nigeria’s private and public sectors cutting across the banking, pension and insurance sub-sectors.
Prior to his joining NPF Pensions Limited, he was with National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) between 2009 and 2015, where he rose to the position of Deputy Director before he voluntarily resigned. While in the Public Service at NAICOM, he represented the Commission in some strategic National Committees which added to his vast experience in the Nigerian Financial Services Sector.
He has also worked in Apt Pension Funds Managers Ltd as Head, Investment Department from 2008 to 2009 as well as in Penman Pensions Ltd (now AXA Mansard Pensions Ltd) Abuja from 2006 to 2008, where he attained the position of Head, Investment Department before his voluntary resignation. As an astute employee, he had an illustrious banking career of about fourteen (14) years within which period he held various sensitive responsibilities in operations, credit, marketing and relationship management functions at different times in a number of banks. The banks included the then Oceanic Bank Nigeria Ltd (Kano Branch); Habib Nigeria Bank Ltd (Kano Fagge-ta-Kudu Branch); Citizens International Bank Ltd (Kano Branch); and Assurance Bank Nigeria Ltd (Kano Branch) where he served as the Branch Manager between 2004 and 2006.
Mr. Gezawa holds Master of Banking & Finance (MBF) as well as B.A. (Ed) Economics (Upper Second Class Honours) degrees, both from Bayero University Kano (BUK). He has also acquired the chartered membership of many professional bodies including Fellow, Chartered Institute of Administration (FCIA); Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM); Member, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN).
As an ardent reader, and to continuously sharpen his multiple skills, he has at various times attended several capacity-building trainings, seminars and workshops both locally and overseas including “Corporate Governance: Effectiveness and Accountability in the Boardroom” at the Kellogg School of Management, NorthWestern University, Chicago, USA.
He is happily married with children and enjoys reading and travelling.
The new PFA will be responsible for managing pension assets of the entire Nigeria Police Force personnel according to the Pension Reform Act (PRA 2014).