Professional Profile:

Mohammed Yola DATTI: BSc Accounting, MBA and FCA

Key words: Financial Supervision and Regulation/Contributory Pension Scheme

Tel: +2348033145657



Mr. Mohammed Yola DATTI is a professional Financial Regulations/Supervision Consultant with BertAdvisors Company Limited. Mr. Datti is a retired General Manager at the National Pension Commission (PenCom) and the pioneer Head of the Surveillance Department. In that capacity, Mr. Datti was responsible for the licensing of all Pension Fund Administrators and Custodians as well as their monitoring on an on-going basis.  Under his stewardship the Surveillance Department has given birth to an industry that is now a cornerstone of the Nigerian economy managing financial assets of over N9 trillion (Naira). Mr. Datti has been a regulator for most of his over 35 years professional career. He started with Central Bank of Nigeria where he rose to the rank of a Senior Bank Examiner before a brief sojourn with UBA Plc, and Habib Nigeria Bank Limited where he served as Senior Manager and Financial Controller respectively. In terms of qualifications, Mr. Datti is a chartered accountant, also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). Mr. Datti holds a degree in Accounting and an MBA, both degrees from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

He is also a Certified Director of the INSEAD Business School, Paris, France, and has attended several leadership courses over the last two decades at top Business Schools in the USA such as Columbia University, Darden Business School, University of Virginia, Chicago Booth, University of Chicago and Kellogg Business School, Northwestern University, Chicago. Mr. Datti’s expertise is primarily in Financial Regulation and Supervision, Contributory Pension Scheme and its regulation and supervision, Financial Accounting, leadership programmes and global best practice in running a company’s Board. He has been a facilitator for both CBN Bank Examiners and Pension Examiners Programmes at the Central Bank of Nigeria and the National Pension Commission.