Hauwa Yabani is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Abuja Technology Village FZ Co. As such, she is the Master Developer of a Science and Technology Park and Special Economic Zone development in Nigeria’s capital city, with a programs portfolio that comprises masterplan management, largescale infrastructure and real estate development, innovation management and human capital mobilization, and development. Hauwa has provided technical advisory and support services to senior government officials in the areas of policy formulation, programmes design and implementation management, and entrepreneurship development, all under the auspices of the UN Development Programme. Hauwa is a director and member of several boards, including the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, where she currently serves as the Treasurer. Previous board engagements include the Abuja Enterprise Agency. Hauwa is a Fellow of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative, an honour conferred after a Yale-administered seminar on values-based leadership. She is a trustee of initiatives on outsourcing development, free zones management, and an angel network (in formation). Hauwa founded a non-governmental initiative for revival and sustainable development that currently focuses on youth empowerment. She is an alumnus of the University of Reading and the London School of Economics and Political Science, with degrees in Accounting and Finance, Analysis, and the Design and Management of Information Systems.