He is a 1986 graduate of Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, with early career in Public Finance (Senior Inspector of Taxes) and 2years in Banking.
He earned an MBA (Business planning & Strategies) from University of Ilorin in 1991.
Mr. Salami started his career in Maritime sector in 1994 with multimodal approach to cargo logistics & distribution in ICNL by use of rail to move all designated containers for Northern Nigeria to Kaduna/Kano ICDs.
He was the General Manager of Cargo vision Bonded Terminal (Air &Sea Cargoes)Ltd from 1996-2000 where he gave a wonderful service to Bluechip companies( GUINNESS, WAMCO, LBN etc) in Ikeja/Oregun Industrial by reducing greatly their cargo dwelling times in the port. He was also the Secretary General of Association of Bonded/warehouse Terminal operators of Nigeria from 1996-1999.
He was a consultant/Ship/customs brokers from 2000-2002 before joining Dangote as Senior Manager Dangote Port operations where he manage Dangote shipping operations in Calabar and Onne port from sept 2002-sept 2009.
He obtained a Master degree in Transport management (Shipping and logistics) from College of Engineering and Technology, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in 2007.
Mr. Salami has a Diploma in Shipping and Port Management, an associate Member of Cost and Management, a member institute of strategic management of Nigeria and Fellow Certified Institute of Shipping.
He was saddled with the responsibility of BLUESTAR SHIPPING LINES AGENCY MANAGEMENT as the HEAD since Sept 2009 and has transformed the agency to star/cash cow for other related sister companies with diverse clients in Asia, America and Europe managing and Husbanding their vessels in all Nigeria ports.