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Kamoru Yusuf

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Kamoru Yusuf
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BornKamoru Ibitoye Yusuf
(1968-10-16) 16 October 1968 (age 52)
Iwo-Isin, Kwara State, Nigeria
🏳️ NationalityNigerian
🏫 EducationIwo-Owu Secondary School
🎓 Alma materInstitut Supérieur de Formation Professionnelle, Benin
💼 Occupation
Group Managing Director/CEO, KAM Holding
📆 Years active  1997—present
Manufacturing Iron and Steel products
👩 Spouse(s)Iyadunni Bolanle Yusuf
👶 ChildrenDamilola Yusuf Taofiq Yusuf
👴 👵 Parent(s)
  • Yusuf Ibitoye (father)

Kamoru Ibitoye Yusuf (born 16 October 1968) is a Nigerian businessman and CEO of KAM Holding Limited.[1] He specializes in the manufacturing of Iron and Steel products.[2]

Yusuf is the Chairman of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Kwara/Kogi Chapter[3][4].

Early life and Education[edit]

Kamoru Yusuf was born in Iwo-Isin, Kwara, North-Central, Nigeria. He started as an apprentice with Messrs Oladimeji & Sons Enterprises and later became a trader, then a merchant. He rise to become a manufacturer in the Iron and Steel sector of the Nigeria’s economy.

He attended Iwo-Owu Secondary School and proceeded to Institut Supérieur de Formation Professionnelle, Republic of Benin to study Computer Science.

Business career[edit]

Yusuf established KAM Industries in 1996 as a manufacturer of nail shanks of various sizes, umbrella and couper nails, and started operation in 1997. By 2008 the company established a manufacturing company in Wuxi, China to produce nail cap for sales to the locals and for export to Nigeria. In 2014, Yusuf also opened a Private Company in Mumbai, India for technology transfer and procurement of all required spare parts for the company.[5]

He is a Council member of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria - (MAN) and the Chairman, MAN Kogi/Kwara Chapter, Chairman Basic Metal, Iron and Steel Manufacturers[6] as well as the Chairman of Galvanized Iron and Steel Manufacturers Association, (GISMA).[7][8]

Yusuf is an advocate for policies in favour of manufacturers and masses, as well as campaign against smuggling[9][10][11][12][13].

Awards[edit]

Kamoru Yusuf has been honoured with Fellowships of the Metallurgical Society of Nigeria, (FMSN);[14] Chemical Society of Nigeria (FCSN) and Kwara State Polytechnics.

In 2019, he established Kamoru Yusuf Entrepreneurship Fund at the Kwara State University Malete.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Kamoru Yusuf married Iyadunni Bolanle Yusuf and both have 2 children, Damilola and Taofiq.

References[edit]

  1. "Group Profile | KAM HOLDING". kamholding.net. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  2. venturesafrica (2014-02-24). "Meet The Couple Behind Nigeria's Largest Steel Sheet Factory". Ventures Africa. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  3. "AGM: KAM Industries boss, Yusuf, elected MAN's sectoral group chairman". Vanguard Nigeria. 2019-07-24. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  4. Published. "MAN tasks ministers on policies to revive industries". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  5. "Kamcom India Private Limited Information - Kamcom India Private Limited Company Profile, Kamcom India Private Limited News on The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  6. "Manufacturers Association of Nigeria [MAN Portal]". www.manufacturersnigeria.org. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  7. "KAM Industries chairman elected MAN Basic Metals helmsman". businessday.ng. Retrieved 2019-10-06. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Adeniyi, Olakunle (2019-07-23). "Basic Metal assocation gets new chairman, KAM Industries CEO". Fellowpress Press. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  9. Published. "Substandard steel smuggling, threat to economy, says MAN". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  10. Published. "MAN tasks ministers on policies to revive industries". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  11. "MAN seeks government intervention, support in the Industry". Vanguard Nigeria. 2019-09-04. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  12. Online, Tribune (2019-08-22). "Hit the ground running, group tasks new ministers". Tribune Online. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  13. Aliyu, Abdullateef; Lagos (2019-09-06). "Manufacturers raise alarm over smuggled roofing sheets". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  14. Staff, Orientalnews (2019-07-16). "Nigerian Metallurgical Society Fellowship Honours Kamwire MD". Oriental News Nigeria. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  15. "KAMWIRE boosts KWASU Entrepreneurship with N3million". www.kwasu.edu.ng. Retrieved 2019-10-06.


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