Hauwa Yabani, Chief Executive Officer of Abuja Technology Village FZ Co., has been appointed High Commissioner for Nigeria. High Commissioner Yabani represents Nigeria in the Global Innovation and Technology Leaders Committee of the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum.
Hauwa Yabani is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Abuja Technology Village FZ Co., the Master Developer of a Science and Technology Park (STP) and Special Economic Zone development in Nigeria’s capital city. The STP programs portfolio comprises masterplan management, large-scale infrastructure and real estate development, innovation management and human capital mobilization and development. Hauwa has provided technical advisory and support services to senior government officials in the areas of policy formulation, program design, project implementation management and entrepreneurship development, all under the auspices of development agencies including the UN Development Programme. Hauwa is a director and member of several boards, including the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, where she served as the immediate past Treasurer. Previous board engagements include the Abuja Enterprise Agency. Hauwa a Nigeria Leadership Initiative-Yale Fellow, an honour conferred after a Yale-administered seminar on values-based leadership. She is a trustee of initiatives on outsourcing development, free zones management, an angel network and a women-focused investment platform. Hauwa founded a non- governmental initiative for revival and sustainable development that currently focuses on youth empowerment. She is an alumnus of the University of Reading, University of Warwick and the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom with degrees in Accounting