Shamsuddeen Usman, CON / Chairman & CEO At SUSMAN & Associates

An economic, financial and management consulting firm headquartered in Nigeria. He coordinates the work of a tightly knit group of professionals that are providing consultancy and advisory in economic, financial and management services.

He was Former Minister National Planning Commission, Federal Government of Nigeria from July 2007 – (6 years 3 months)Abuja Nigeria and was In charge of overall articulation, coordination and monitoring of medium and long term strategic planning for Nigeria, as well as the coordination of the activities of the Development Partners in the countryHe was made Minister of Finance, Federal Government of Nigeria from June 2007 – (1 year 6 months) Abuja, Nigeria. He was Responsible for overall management of Nigeria’s public financial and economic management, with a great focus on tackling waste and corruption and enhancing the efficiency of government.In July 1999 – (8 years)  Shamsuddeen was Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria Abuja Nigeria, In charge of monetary and banking policy and supervision in the first 4 years. Then banking operations in the subsequent 4 years As Managing Director at NAL Merchant Bank

He was responsible for the development of Nigeria’s long-term development strategy, Nigeria Vision 2020 and the National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan. During his tenure as the Minister of Finance and National Planning, he was chairman of the Nigerian National Economic Management Team. Shamduddeen represented Nigeria as a Governor on the Governing Boards of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He was a Member of the Federal Executive Council, National Economic Council and the National Council on Privatization.