During a meeting on June 19th, 2019, the Board of Directors of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc announced the appointment of Engineer Goni Musa Sheikh as a Non-Executive Director of the construction firm.
According to a notice by Julius Berger Plc to the Nigerian Stock Exchange dated June 20th and signed by the Company Secretary Mrs Cecilia E. Madueke, it was disclosed that Mr Sheikh’s appointment would take effect on 1st July, 2019.
Goni Musa Sheikh’s Profile: He was appointed Mining Engineer I at the Nigerian Mining Corporation (NMC), Jos, Plateau State in 1980. From 1980 to 1990, Sheikh was involved in the design, development, and executions of many mineral projects like gold, barytes, cement, feldspar, talc, bentonite, tin ores, soda ash, tantalite, lead/zinc sulphides, diatomite and kaolin.
In 1990, he became the General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Kaolin Limited (a subsidiary of Nigerian Mining Corporation, Jos).
He rose in 2000 to the post of General Manager, Corporate Infrastructure and Projects of the Nigerian Mining Corporation, Jos, where he oversaw all the operations and development of new projects of the Corporation.
Between 2000 and 2006, he was the Executive Director of the Bitumen Project, Akure. Sheikh held several positions in Government including Director, Mines Inspectorate Department; Director, Mining Cadastre Office; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, and Permanent Secretary, Ecological Fund Office.
He was appointed Special Technical Assistant to the Minister of Mines and Steel Development in 2006. Here, Sheikh spearheaded the technical report preparations and investment drive in INDABA South Africa and PDAC Canada. He served two ministers in this capacity.
He had been Nigeria’s representative at many international conferences, served on many boards and worked closely with different international organisations and blue chip companies.
He was the Nigeria Governor for OPEC for almost three years, later becoming the Chairman, Board of Governors of OPEC.
Before his appointment at Julius Berger, Mr Sheikh was a board member of the Nigerian LNG, Bonny Gas Transport and the National representative of African Petroleum Producers Association (APPA).
Sheikh retired as a Federal Permanent Secretary after putting in 35 meritorious years of service and is currently engaged in Consultancy works in Oil, Gas and Mining.
A recipient of many academic awards, Sheikh is a Fellow of Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers and Member of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), The Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN), Council of Mining Engineers and Geoscientists and Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society.