Kyari Bukar

Businessman cum Politician, Policy Advocate, Digital Industrialist and Financial Specialist


Mr. Kyari Bukar is a Businessman cum Politician, Policy Advocate, Digital Industrialist and Financial Specialist, who until recently served as the Chairman of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) and continues to serve as the Board Representative on the United Nations National Humanitarian Fund Advisory Board for the Private Sector Initiative and Lake Chad Governors Forum. During his time has Chairman of the NESG he deepened the advocacy for economic inclusion and job-led economic growth and remains a strong proponent for private sector-led approaches in closing the inequality gap. He also expanded the reach of the NESG across the Nigeria.  He is the co-founder of the Trans-Sahara Investment Corporation and the A member of Board on many leading Banks and Financial Institutions. Including: being an Independent Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited.

He served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Central Securities Clearing System Plc (CSCS) from September 2011 to December 2016, where he was regarded as an instrumental figure in the transformation of CSCS from an entity that held a dysfunctional culture to a successful organization. Before joining the CSCS,  Kyari Bukar served as the Chief Executive Officer of ValuCard Nigeria Plc (now Unified Payments Plc) owned by a consortium of Nigerian Banks and Visa Inc to promote the deployment and adoption of Visa products in Nigeria. Kyari Bukar holds many professional experiences in the financial services, IT Services, IT/financial infrastructure and the public sector, which have led to his status as one of the profound and most successful businessmen in the country

He is married with children.