Mr. Kyari Abba Bukar currently serves as the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer (“MD/CEO”) of the Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc. Prior to joining CSCS in September 2011, Kyari was the MD/CEO of ValuCard Nigeria Plc (now Unified Payments Plc) where he achieved phenomenal successes by transforming the business from a loss making, low morale and close looped local e-payment player into a highly profitable, world – class, global payment processor in partnership with Visa International Company.
Kyari worked for FSB International Bank (now Fidelity Bank) where he rose to the position of Executive Director, E-Banking and Information Technology and Operations. Prior to that, he worked at Hewlett – Packard USA in Silicon Valley, California. He held several positions amongst which are Process and R&D Engineer, Performance Programme and Benchmarking Manager, Marketing Programme Manager and Senior IT Consultant, World Wide Technical Marketing Manager until his return to Nigeria in 2002.
Presently, Kyari is the Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit (NESG). He sits on the Board of Credit Registry Services Plc and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Investment Protection Fund of the NSE. He was one of the members of the Nigerian National Conference representing the organized Private Sector Group (NESG).
He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Physics from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria and Masters of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from Oregon State University, USA. He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School (LBS), Wharton Business School and Harvard Business School.