Born on the 8th of November 1960, Mr Abdul Akhor Bello is poised to take over the helm of affairs at UAC Nigeria Plc following the retirement of the current Chief Executive Officer, Mr Larry Ephraim Ettah after 11years in the role of CEO. The appointment is expected to take effect from January 2018.
Below is the profile of the man who will be charged with leading UAC Nigeria Plc.
Mr Abdul Akhor Bello has attended numerous executive development courses and obtained certificates at the following institutions: Harvard Business School, USA, IMD Global Board Centre, Switzerland,The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA; Said Business School, Oxford University, UK; Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, UK; Ashridge Business School, UK. He holds an HND degree in Accountancy from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
Career so far
He started his career when he joined Grand Cereals Limited (GCL), a subsidiary of UAC Nigeria PLC (“UACN”) in October 1989 as Chief Accountant. Prior to joining UACN, he started as Management Trainee in Inlaks PLC in August 1984. He was Chief Accountant of Inlaks PLC, Lagos from January 1987 to September 1989.
Abdul has held various management positions across UACN Group. Between August 1997 and February 1998, he was Senior Accountant at Accounts Headquarters, UACN PLC. He was appointed Finance Director & Company Secretary of Chemical & Allied Products (CAP) PLC on 1st April 1998. He was appointed the Managing Director of CAP PLC on 1st February 2003 and later appointed Managing Director of UPDC PLC on 1st November 2007.
Since his appointment as Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer (UAC) in January 2010 (with responsibilities for Finance, IT, Risk & Compliance and Investor Relations), he has redefined the role of finance in the group, emerging as a strategic Business partner of the CEO’s office to strengthen risk management, controls and as Mergers & Acquisitions team lead in period of UAC Restructuring.