Mal Sadiq Sharubutu obtained a B.Sc. degree (Bus.Admin) from ABU Zaria in 1979. He also has an MBA degree from Bayero University Kano 1994/1995.
Mal Sharubutu has worked at the defunct Tropical Commercial Bank (now merged with Unity Bank), before he left in 1998, as a Deputy General Manager (credit and Operations). He was later appointed an Executive Director (Finance & Admin) at the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) in 1998, and he was the Acting Managing Director of the Corporation up to October 1999. While working for NDIC he was the chairman Liquidated Banks Committee, Chairman Staff welfare Committee, Chairman Computer and IT implementation Steering Committee among other assignments. He has a considerable knowledge and experience in Takaful Insurance, in particular, and non-interest banking in general. Mal. Sadiq Sharubutu has been writing articles on “Takaful (Ethical) Insurance” Fridays editions of Daily Trust Newspapers.
Mal Sadiq transferred to NICON INSURANCE in 1999 as an Executive Director (Finance & Admin) until 2008 when he left the company to co-found Skills First Consulting Limited, consultancy and research Firm with offices in Kano and Abuja. This company has conducted trainings to some companies on Takaful Insurance model. While working for both the NDIC and NICON. He was also a member of several Boards of companies. He also served as a member of various committees on both ad-hoc and permanent basis.
Mal. Sadiq has attended many courses both locally and internationally including courses organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of United States of America, Senior Executive Management of Banking Supervision Agencies program, and courses organized by John F. Kennedy School of Government at Washington D.C.
Mal. Sadiq, who has been accredited as a professional trainer by Centre for Management Development CMD, has been a management consultant for various organizations including National Pension Commission of Nigeria PENCOM, Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, Bureau for Public Sector Reform BPSR, National Tourism Development Corporation NTDC, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation NDIC, Niger Insurance Plc and many others.
He is a former Board member of several companies in Nigeria including Niger Insurance Plc, Nicon Hotels ltd (former owners of Nicon Hilton Hotel Abuja), Le-Meridian Hotel Abuja now Nicon Luxury, NDIC, Nicon Insurance PLC and many other companies.
Mal Sadiq, who is a Fellow of Commodity Brokers Association of Nigeria CBAN, has a special professional training in Islamic Banking and Finance with special interest in Takaful Insurance.