Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi Director-General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria
Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director-General/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, is a versatile Information Technology (IT) expert and transformational leader with experience that cuts across the private and public sectors. Mr. Inuwa has bagged nearly two decades of corporate experience. He has applied himself and excelled in several positions with proven capacity, including managerial and leadership roles. His key competencies cut across IT operations, growth management, business transformation, solution architecture, tech policy development, and administration.
As a thoroughbred IT expert, Mr. Inuwa is the first Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert, CCIE in Nigeria’s public sector. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi. He received several executive certifications in leadership, innovation, networking, and solutions design from top-notch universities, including Harvard University, University of Cambridge, and Oxford University. He is also an alumnus of the prestigious IMD Business School, Switzerland, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management.
On 20th August 2019, in recognition of his astute and focused leadership, Mr. Inuwa was appointed the Director-General of NITDA by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR. Thus far, he has placed NITDA on the global regulatory and digital economy map and has implemented various strategic initiatives making indelible impacts on all Nigerians.