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Young Trailblazer – Abubakar Abdullahi

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Who is Abubakar Abdullahi?

Abubakar is a young high flier, determined to make his mark in Nigeria and beyond.

Below are his accomplishments – at least the ones he modestly chooses to list.

Abubakar’s work is driven by a passion for building indigenous companies that will provide meaningful jobs for the growing youth demographic, develop local technologies and build expertise towards ensuring shared prosperity for all.

He started his career in the Construction industry before discovering a love for negotiation and sales. He later polished marketing and business development skills as a Relationship Manager at Nigeria’s largest financial institution and one of its most iconic brands.

In 2013, Abubakar founded The Front Office NG; a solutions provider that is helping businesses, individuals and non-profits achieve sustainable growth through a seamless integration of outsourced solutions to their non-core competency needs.

In 2015, he co-founded Impact River; a Sustainability and Impact Investment company that works in the areas of Social Impact and Innovation to drive meaningful actions for the betterment of societies. Our flagship solution, Impact Bucket – an online crowdfunding platform that allows social entrepreneurs raise capital for solving some of the most pressing community issues – is scheduled to be launched in the second half of 2017.

In 2016, Abubakar co-founded the Emerging Young Entrepreneur initiative; a grant-taking, non-profit with a mission to inspire a generational shift in the African Agribusiness industry by improving access to technology, finance, training, mentoring, incubation and prototyping support to students of tertiary institutions in Africa.

He earned a global credential from the Project Management Institute, and a Specialization in Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has also completed courses in areas as diverse as Sustainable Development, International Organizations Management, the Changing Global Economy, Public-Private Partnerships, International Trade Finance, Building State Capability and Financing for Development.

Congratulations Abubakar Abdullahi on all you have achieved.  Greatness lies within you.