Prior to his establishing Alpine Investment Services, Mr. Hayatu-Deen was the Pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FSB International Bank Plc (1990-2001), a Distressed Government savings institution that Mr. Hayatu-Deen was able to transform into a major Commercial Bank in Nigeria. It arguably represents the best case of turn around management and privatization in Nigeria.

Chairman/CEO FSB International Bank Plc (2001-2004); Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, New Nigeria Development Company (1983-1988). The New Nigeria Development Company was the single largest diversified holding company in Nigeria. As Group Chief Executive, Mr. Hayatu-Deen provided leadership, direction and oversight to 140 subsidiary and associate companies under the group portfolio.

Mohammed Hayatu-Deen has in the course of his career been Chairman/ Director of several organizations including; Nigerian Stock Exchange (Council Member), Northern Nigeria Investments Limited, Nigeria Hotels Limited, Kaduna Textiles Limited, New Nigeria Construction Company, Benue Cement Company, Sokoto Cement Company Northern Nigeria, Virgin Nigeria Limited, Seven Up Bottling Company, PZ Cussons, Inlaks Computers Limited, etc.

Mr. Hayatu-Deen has been involved in a number of extra-curricular and national assignments as a member of the Institute of Directors, Director of the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Nigerian German Business Council, Member of the World Economic Forum, Member of the Africa Business Round Table, Member, West Africa Business Association, Member National Council of Vision 2010, Member National Council on Privatisation and Chairman of the Technical Committee, Member Presidential Advisory Council, Member President Buhari’s Transition Committee & Chairman of Transition Committee on Economy and Chairman Nigerian Economic Summit Group – Nigeria’s leading economic think-thank.

Mohammed founded the Alpine Group in 2005 – a project development company focused on intervening in high growth sectors of the economy through direct investments. Alpine’s flagship project, the Ado Bayero Mall in Kano which has just been commissioned is currently the largest shopping mall in operation in West Africa.

In recognition of his services to the nation, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria bestowed a national honor of, Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) on Mohammed Hayatu-Deen in 2000.

Mohammed is happily married to Hafsat and they have five children.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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