Abubakar Abba Bello has 30 years experience in banking, where he has held senior management positions in corporate banking, regional and commercial banking, and public sector banking in more than a decade. Abba also had a brief stint in auditing.
Bello is a graduate of accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
He also holds post-graduate degree in Business Administration from University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Until his appointment as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Export-Import Bank in April 2017, he was the Unity Bank Executive Director in charge of Corporate Banking, Agriculture and North Directorate.
He has cognate experience in international banking. He was the pioneer Managing Director/CEO of United Bank for Africa Plc’s subsidiaries in the Republic of Chad and Zambia for several years.
Bello has attended several courses in Nigeria and abroad in leadership, advanced management, and executive management.
He is a member of Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria and a Fellow for the Institute of Credit Administration.