Mahmud Tukur

Non-Executive Director, Abumet Nigeria


Mahmud B. Tukur is an individual with over 28 years of experience in the Energy, Maritime, Technology, and Infrastructure sectors. Prior to founding the Ashgrove Group of companies, Mahmud served as the MD/CEO of Eterna Plc, an indigenous downstream petroleum company listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Having initially served as a Non-Executive Director for 6 years, he was appointed CEO at the age of 37, making him the youngest CEO of a publicly listed company at the time. Mahmud began his career in the oil services sector, working in business development for Sirpi -Alusteel construction and InterOil Services limited in the offshore fabrication and marine support services markets.  He served as the MD/CEO of Daddo Maritime Services Limited, a foremost indigenous maritime services company and was the founder and pioneer Managing Director of IGPES limited, a leading EPC contractor who have been involved in many groundbreaking projects including pioneering the provision of leased gas compression solutions for the IOC’s operating in Nigeria. He is the Chairman of ECM Terminals Limited, Operator of Calabar Port Terminal B, as well as Vice-Chairman of DAPPMAN (Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria).

Mahmud Served as an INED on the Board of Bourbon Corporation (Euronext Paris) from 2012 to 2020 and currently serves on the Board of Abumet Limited (a subsidiary of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc), and Polysmart Packaging, a fast-growing recycling services company.

He is a joint honors graduate of Accounting & Management from the Business School of the University of Wales College, Cardiff, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Shipping (Nigeria), and a recipient of a National Honor: Officer of the Order of the Mono (OOM) of the Republic of Togo.

Mahmud Tukur is fluent in over 4 languages including French and enjoys mentoring young professionals. He is married to Aisha Ummi Tukur, a social entrepreneur and life coach, and they are blessed with 3 lovely children.