By Bankole Adeshina
The Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) has appointed Engr. Mohammed Kudu Sulaiman, as its New Registrar and Chief Executive.
Until the approval confirming him as the substantive holder of the title came June 1st, the Fellow and former Council member of the Institute, has been acting for about a year. Prior to that, he has been the Director of Membership Services for several years.
A graduate of Mechanical Engineering and Masters of Business Administration of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Sulaiman is also a registered member of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
He joined the services of NIM in April, 2002 as the head of its Abuja Management Centre. In the field structure of the Management organisation, he served as the Zaria Branch Chairman and North Central Zonal Chairman, a Council position in 1995 and 2001 respectively. He was a member of Education, Training and Consultancy Committee of NIM Council in 1996.
Sulaimon started his professional career at the Nigerian Tobacco Company PLC (Now British American Tobacco Company PLC), a multinational company with Headquarters in Southampton, United Kingdom as a Mechanical Engineer from September 1980, and rose to the position of an Assistant Factory Engineer in 1983 and later appointed Plant Manager in 1991. Added to this responsibility was the Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Manager.
He was later trained as an EHS Auditor in the United Kingdom by Arthur D. Little Limited, and became a visiting International Auditor for Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya and Ugandan Factories of the British American Tobacco Company. He led the team that worked for the attainment of high EHS Standards and received several awards for the Nigerian Tobacco Company by the Kaduna Environmental Protection Agency (KEPA), Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA) and International EHS Award Bodies.
Following his satisfactory performance as Plant and EHS Manager, he was appointed to the position of Systems Manager for the whole Company.
This was a Senior Management Position which he held before he left the services of the company in September 1999.
He was a Board Member of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Committee which later metamorphosed to Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).
Sulaiman has attended several leadership programmes locally and internationally including those run by Albion College (London Graduate School), United Kingdom.