Alhaji Mukhtar Yakasai - MD/CEO


He is a graduate of Agriculture with Agric Economic option from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and holds a Masters Degree from the same University. He joined Chemical and Allied Products Plc a subsidiary of UACN as an Agric Extension Officer in July 1985. He was promoted to Area Sales Manager in 1990 and Assistant Regional Sales Manager in North in 1992. He became Regional Sales Manager (West) in 1996. In 1998, he was moved to Abuja to establish the company’s operation in the new region.

In 2001, he was transferred to Head office as National Sales Coordinator. He became the Business Manager Flame Guard and CAP Decorators in 2002. Through dint of hard work, he was promoted to the position of General Manager Business and Customer Development in 2003 and then General Manager Paints in the same year. On 1st February 2005, Mukhtar was appointed the Managing Director of Warm Spring Waters Nigeria Limited (SWAN) Jos where he led a turnaround of the business from near liquidation to a profitable operation.

On 7th July 2009, he was appointed the Managing Director of Warm Spring Waters Nigeria Limited as well as the Managing Director of Gossy Ikogosi Ekiti. In December 2011, he was moved to UAC Headquarters as Special Project Manager to oversee strategy, acquisitions, partnerships, divestments and other strategic initiatives of the group. He has attended various local and overseas courses. He holds an honorary fellowship of the institute of Administrative Management of Nigeria (FIAMN).
He was appointed to the Board on 28th June 2013 as a Non Executive Director.