Abubakar Lawal holds an HND certificate in Banking & Finance from The Polytechnic, Ibadan (1988). He later obtained an MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi in 1999.
Abubakar worked in Midas Finance Limited, Ibadan as Investment Officer (1990 – 1993). He joined the services of City Code Trust Limited, Lagos as a Manager in 1993 before he joined Altrade Securities Limited, Ikeja as an Assistant General Manager in 1995.
He is a professional and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Nigeria, the Institute of Directors (IOD), the Associate Certified Pension Practitioner and Associate National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria. His career in the Capital Market spans a period of 15 years. He is a highly experienced stock-broker. He is also a member of the Ikoyi Club 1938 and Ikeja Golf Club amongst others.
Abubakar is a retired Council Member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and Member, Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers. He loves reading and golfing. Until his appointment as a Non-Executive Director on the board, Mr. Lawal is the Managing Director/CEO of GTI Capital Ltd, a position he occupies till date. He is happily married with children.