Abubakar is a holder of a Masters of Business Administration (Strategic Management) as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Law both from the University of Nairobi. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Public Secretary, Certified Fraud Examiner , Certified Investment & Financial Analysts and holds a Certification in the Management of Banking Risks. Abubakar is a Member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK), Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK), Member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (USA) and Member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Institute of Certified Financial Analysts (ICIFA).
Abubakar has wide experience in financial markets investigations , corporate due diligence, corporate governance and corporate resolutions. Prior to rejoining the Authority in 2016, he was engaged in Swaleh & Co Advocates, Grant Thornton Auditors, Capital Markets Authority, Central Bank of Kenya and Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation