Bukar holds a B.SC in Physics from the Ahmadu Bello University of Zaria and a Masters Degree (M.Sc) in Nuclear Engineering from the Oregon State University in the United States of America.
Prior to joining CSCS, Bukar was the MD/CEO of Valucard Nigeria Plc where he was instrumental in turning around the Company from a nil-profit-making entity to what could aptly be termed a highly profitable entity before his exit.
With proven versatility and a proficiency in Information Technology (IT) systems, Bukar previously spent 14 (fourteen) years working with Hewlett- Packard (HP); one of the World’s leading IT Companies, where he garnered valuable experience having occupied several Technical and Senior positions amongst which are: Research and Development Engineer, Manufacturing Development Engineer, Marketing Program Manager, Senior IT Consultant and Worldwide Technical Marketing Manager, within divisions of the Company.
Bukar also possesses a background in Banking having spent a stint working with FSB International Bank Plc (now Fidelity Bank Plc) as Executive Director in charge of Electronic Banking, Information Technology and Operations.
Joseph F. Mekiliuwa DGM/Head, IT & Operations Department
Mr. Joe Mekiliuwa holds a B.Sc Degree in Computer Science from the University of Benin, Benin City, Masters degree in Computer Science (M.Sc) from the University of Lagos and Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State of Nigeria. He is also Chartered Stockbroker (ACS), Professional member at Companion level (above Fellow) of UK international Professional Bodies, Comp.IMS(UK)-Institute of Mgt Specialist, C.PBTM(UK)-Professional Business & Technical Mgt, C.AEA(UK)-The Academy of Executives & Administrators, Comp.AMS(UK)-The Academy of Multi-Skills, Fellow, Institute of Mgt Consultants,Full Member - Chartered Nigeria Institute of Management, He has attended several professional courses and seminars such as: Data Base Adm. , Sybase Educational Program, San Diego, California, USA, 2001. Bond, Futures & Options & Derivative Market - Bond Exchange, S/Africa, Reserve Bank of South Africa, Standard Bank of South, 2004. Capital Market training & Stock Exchange Globalisation, New York, U.S.A , 2005. Advanced Programming & Market Technology, Computershares, Oxford, London, UK, 2005. Africa & Middle East Depository Ass.(AMEDA) Training and Conf., Marrakech, Morroco, 2006. DB2, MYSQL & ORACLE Training at Unic Technologies Ltd, Bracknell, UK, 2006. IBM Systems Training & conf., Middlesex. UK, 2006. DB2, EQUATOR softwares training at Salik Computer Systems Ltd, Calgary, Canada, 2007 etc. He has delivered papers locally and internationally.
Joe started his working career with Management and Computer consultancy firm before joining Abbey Building Society (mortgage Bankers) as Head of Computer Dept. He thereafter joined fine Homes Mortgage Bank also as head of computer. He left Fine Homes for Globe Computers Ltd as project manager where he principally worked with North West Waters (UK) in the computerization of Lagos State Water Corporation before joining CSCS Ltd in early 1997.
Mr. Mekiliuwa is one of the pioneer staff members involved in the implementation of the system. He is currently a Deputy General Manager and Head, I.T & Operations Department.
Mr. Vincent Ukoh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from University of Nigeria,Enugu Campus and a Post Graduate Diploma in Manpower Planning & Economics from University of Lagos. He is an Assoiciate of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (ACIS) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA). He is also an Authorized Dealing Clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
He started his career as an audit trainee with Coopers and Lybrand (Chartered Accountants) in 1989 and rose to become an Audit Senior by December 1991. He went on to work in the Treasury Operations (TROPS) unit of Citizens Bank between 1992 & 1995. He thereafter moved to Dapage Ventures where he was the General Manager Finance and Administration.
Proficient in audit and general accounting functions, he has consulted for NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Company), Federal Ministry of Finance, Murtala Mohammed Airport 2, Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Services.While in Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterHouse Coopers) he handled the statutory audits of companies such UACN Plc, Nigerite Ltd, Guinness Nig Plc, CAP Plc, New Nigeria Bank PLC, Nigeria Airways (Debt Reconciliation), ACB Plc (Debt Reconciliation) among many others.
Vincent joined CSCS Plc in August 2011, from Securities Trading & Investment Ltd (Member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange) where he was the Managing Director between 2006 and 2011.