In few months, Nigerians will be deciding on the number one man that will champion the affairs of the country for the next four years. While many notable Nigerians have continue to indicate interest to serve, one man that seems to be getting the attention of Nigerians home and abroad is Mohammed Hayatu-Deen.
Born and raised in Borno State, Nigeria, Hayatu-Deen who has made a marked in the corporate world may not be a traditional politician, but his willingness and ability to serve and succeed in a manner that is inclusive and consistent with the needs of a diverse nation is, without a doubt.
MHD’s values of kindness, character, hard work, empathy, integrity, and supporting the vulnerable, enable him to build coalitions across the country towards achieving desired results. He has a burning desire, skills, and exposure to address the obstacles and challenges facing Nigeria, and to take advantage of the immense opportunities available to be innovative, serve the nation and make Nigeria achieve its preeminent position as a superpower not just in possibilities, but in reality.
Hayatu-Deen believes that the public servant is critical to Nigeria’s transformation and that they can outperform expectations just by having someone who can stand up for them as shining stars. MHD’s government will run a people-centered inclusive economy that focuses on caters to the welfare of the people because he understands that everything begins and ends with putting bread and butter on the table.
In recognition of his services to the development of the nation, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria bestowed a national honor of, Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) on Mohammed Hayatu-Deen in 2000.He is happily married to Hafsat and they have five children.
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Mohammed Hayatu-Deen (OON)‘s Profile
Bsc. Economics ABU Zaria (1976), Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (1998); Strategic Leadership and Corporate Renewal, London Business School (2000); Making Corporate Boards more effective, Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (2000); Strategic Leadership Programme, INSEAD, France.
Prior to his establishing Alpine Investment Services, Mr. Hayatu-Deen was the Pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FSB International Bank Plc (1990-2001), a Distressed Government savings institution that Mr. Hayatu-Deen was able to transform into a major Commercial Bank in Nigeria. It arguably represents the best case of turn around management and privatization in Nigeria. Chairman/CEO FSB International Bank Plc (2001-2004); Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, New Nigeria Development Company (1983-1988). The New Nigeria Development Company was the single largest diversified holding company in Nigeria. As Group Chief Executive, Mr. Hayatu-Deen provided leadership, direction and oversight to 140 subsidiary and associate companies under the group portfolio.
Mohammed Hayatu-Deen has in the course of his career been Chairman/ Director of several organizations including; Nigerian Stock Exchange (Council Member), Northern Nigeria Investments Limited, Nigeria Hotels Limited, Kaduna Textiles Limited, New Nigeria Construction Company, Benue Cement Company, Sokoto Cement Company Northern Nigeria, Virgin Nigeria Limited, Seven Up Bottling Company, PZ Cussons, Inlaks Computers Limited, etc.
Mr. Hayatu-Deen has been involved in a number of extra-curricular and national assignments as a member of the Institute of Directors, Director of the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Nigerian German Business Council, Member of the World Economic Forum, Member of the Africa Business Round Table, Member, West Africa Business Association, Member National Council of Vision 2010, Member National Council on Privatisation and Chairman of the Technical Committee, Member Presidential Advisory Council, Member President Buhari’s Transition Committee & Chairman of Transition Committee on Economy and Chairman Nigerian Economic Summit Group – Nigeria’s leading economic think-thank.
Mohammed founded the Alpine Group in 2005 – a project development company focused on intervening in high growth sectors of the economy through direct investments. Alpine’s flagship project, the Ado Bayero Mall in Kano which has just been commissioned is currently the largest shopping mall in operation in West Africa.
In recognition of his services to the nation, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria bestowed a national honor of, Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) on Mohammed Hayatu-Deen in 2000.
Mohammed is happily married to Hafsat Hayatu-Deen and they have five children.