Director General / Chief Execitive Officer, NSRMEA
Engr. Dr. Umar Albarka Hassan was born in 1964 in Auna, in Magama Local Government Area of Niger State.
He holds a B.Eng (Hons) degree in Mineral Process Engineering and an Associateship of Camborne School of Mines (ACSM) from Camborne School of Mines, Cornwall, England, UK; a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi; an MSc and Ph.D degrees in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
He is a registered Engineer with the Council of Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG) and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN); a Fellow of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers (NSME), Nigerian Metallurgical Society and Nigerian Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment as well as being a Corporate Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). He is also a Professional Member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) Inc of America.
Engr. Umar A. Hassan has thirty four (34) years experience from a number of positions held in the Nigerian mining sector comprising being a Lecturer at Kaduna Polytechnic (1986 – 1991), a Mineral Process Engineer / General Manager of Mining Projects / Companies of Nigerian Mining Corporation, its Subsidiaries and Associated Companies (1991-2008), a Manager of Mining Community Resource Centre and Lecturer at Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences, Jos (2008 -2009), a Consultant with the World Bank Assisted Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources Project of the Ministry Mines Steel Development as an Extension Services Consultant for Artisanal and Small Scale Mining, North East Zone and Technical Assistant to the Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development (2010 – 2015). He was also a National Consultant on Industrial Minerals with the World Bank Assisted Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification (MinDiver) Project (2016-2018) that carried out Demand Gap Analysis of Industrial Minerals required by local industries and developed a roadmap for the development of Nigeria’s Industrial Minerals Resource in partnership with an International Consultant.
Engr. Hassan is the founding Partner of MINRE ASSOCIATES, a Nigerian based consultancy firm engaged in providing Mineral Resources Engineering Services and was the Technical Adviser to the Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Abuja, Nigeria before his appointment as the Director General / CEO of National Steel Raw Materials Exploration Agency in July 2018.
Engr. Umar Albarka Hassan is a Co-authour of “ASM Handbook for Nigeria”, “Training Manual for ASM in Nigeria” and “the Scoping Study of the Nigerian Mining Sector” co-financed by the World Bank for Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources Project (SMMRP) and the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) along with Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). He also has a number of journal publications to his credit amongst others.
Engr. Hassan is married with children.