Ahmad Rufai Zakari, born on February 25, 1984, is a highly regarded Nigerian authority in the realm of financial infrastructure within the power sector. With a distinguished career and numerous accomplishments, Ahmad currently holds the prestigious position of Executive Director overseeing the Gas Power Installed Fleet and Services division for Nigeria and South Africa within General Electric.
During his career at General Electric, Ahmad achieved a historic milestone by becoming the first African to attain the esteemed position of Executive Audit Manager. In this role, he assumed a pivotal role in conducting global financial and compliance audits, as well as providing operational consulting services for the substantial GE Oil and Gas unit, valued at $20 billion. His exceptional leadership and expertise contributed significantly to ensuring financial integrity and compliance within the organization.
Ahmad’s contributions to the power sector are also noteworthy. As the Executive Director responsible for the company’s gas power installations in Nigeria and South Africa, he oversees a substantial portfolio comprising over 150 turbines and a remarkable 8GW of installed capacity. His strategic guidance and managerial acumen have played a pivotal role in advancing the organization’s interests in this critical domain.
In addition to his role at General Electric, Ahmad Rufai Zakari served as the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Infrastructure from 2019 to 2023. His appointment to this high-level position underscored his status as a trusted expert and advisor in the field of infrastructure and power.