Alhaji Umar Abdulahi has over 30 years experience after graduating in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He worked variously as corporate planner at NNDC, Kaduna; Managing Director Empire Commodities and Fidelity Intra Africa
Ltd. He is a Consultant to several development projects all over the country. He attended several overseas oil and gas seminars and sits on the board of several local and foreign companies as Chair or Director. He was a pioneer council member of the Nigeria- Nordic chamber of commerce and the founding president of the Nigeria –Ivorien chamber of commerce. He is an astute professional and businessman; he joined the board of VDT Communications since 2007.