The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has elected new officers
to run its affairs for the next two years. At the 125th annual general meeting of the Chamber, Alhaji Aderemi Ismaila Bello, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Crittall-Hope Nigeria Limited, emerged as the President and Chairman of Council. Until his election, he was the Deputy President and Chairman, Finance and General Purposes Committee of the Chamber.
A former Minister of Industries of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. (Mrs.) Nike Akande was also elected Deputy President. She was Vice President and Chairperson of the Chamber’s Public Affairs and Advocacy Committee.
Six Vice Presidents also emerged at the meeting. They are: Mr. Babatunde Ruwase, Mrs. Toki Mabogunje, Dr. Michael Olawale-Cole, Engineer (Mrs.) Olu Maduka, Mr. Varkey Verghese and Mr. Suboma Ajumogobia. Mr. Sola Oyetayo was elected Hon. Treasurer with Mr. Gabriel Idahosa as the Deputy Treasurer.
A Chartered Accountant, Bello studied at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye as well as the Lagos Business School. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria; Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and member, Institute of Directors. He was also Vice President and Chairman, Trade Promotion Board
and also Hon. Treasurer of the Lagos Chamber.
He is the National Treasurer of Nigeria National Polio Programme Committee of Rotary International and was President, Rotary Club of Ikeja South (from 2007 to 2008). Bello was also past District Treasurer, District 9110, Rotary International, Nigeria. He is currently President of Jericho Businessmen Club, Ibadan.