Mr. Usman is the Chief Executive Officer of New Frontier Development Limited.
Prior to this, he was the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Aso Savings and Loans Plc and an Executive Director at Abuja Investment and Property Development Company Limited. He was at various times the Deputy Director and Head of Petrochemicals and Gas Unit; Transport Sector Reform Team as well as the Deputy Director Telecoms Reform Team Lead and Head NITEL Privatization at the Bureau of Public Enterprises.
He also worked with Central Bank of Nigeria, Arthur Andersen and CitiBank Nigeria. Mr. Usman currently sits on the Boards of Access Bank Plc, Kairos Capital Limited, Sentinel Energy and Gas Limited, North Capital Resources Limited, and YoBella Kids Zone Limited.
Over the years, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company, and Council of the Nigeria Stock Exchange (now Nigerian Exchange Group)
Mr. Usman holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from University of Sussex and a Master of Philosophy in Development Economics from University of Cambridge.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Walesand a Registered US National Association of Securities Dealers Series 7 Investment Banking Representative. Mr. Usman is also an Eisenhower Fellow and Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow of the African Leadership Institute.