Mr. Ali Muhammed Zarah​​​


​​Mr. Ali Muhammed Zarah is the new General Manager, of the newly created Information Technology a Division of the National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), a Corporate Services Unit of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, 2001, a Bachelor of Science degree from the prestigious Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, 1990 and numerous professional qualifications among which are Oracle 9i Certified Application Developer (OCA), Prince 2 Project Management, International Petroleum Certification etc.

Prior to joining NNPC, Mr. Zarah has worked with some Organisations like Premier Commercial Bank Plc, Maiduguri from April 1992 to September 1992 as Head of Unit, (HOU) Officer; Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Headquarters Abuja from September 1992 to March 2005 as Manager, System Development.

He joined the services of NNPC in April 2005 as an experienced hire, and as a Deputy Manager IT Project at the Information System Department, Corporate Headquarters, Abuja.

It took little or no time to identify him as a very experienced and resourceful IT person. This experience and resourcefulness strongly recommended him to Project PACE IT team. As time went by, the NipeX dream was conceived. Mr. Ali Zarah’s outstanding contributions in PROJECT PACE Campaign and unique attributes paved way for him into NipeX. In October 2006, he was part of the Project PACE team deployed by Management to set up NipeX. Mr. Ali Muhammed Zarah headed the IT Department as Manager and with others built NipeX to attain an enviable pride of place in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector.

In August 2015, he was moved to NAPIMS IT Department as Manager IT, a position he held till his current elevation as General Manager Information Technology Division, NAPIMS.

In the course of his career, Mr. Ali Muhammed Zarah served in many committees spanning from 1993-2016.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Information Management (FIIM) and a member of many professional bodies: Computer Professionals of Nigeria (MCPN), Computer Society of Nigeria (MNCS), amongst many others.

He loves travelling and sports.

Mr. Zarah is happily married with children.

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