PROFILE: Ten Things to Know About New CCB Chairman, Dr Abdullahi Bello

Newly Appointed Chairman of Code of Conduct Bureau

PROFILE: Ten Things to Know About New CCB Chairman, Dr Abdullahi Bello

Recently, President Bola Tinubu approved the appointment of Dr. Abdullahi Usman Bello as Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), pending his confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.

Below, the Economic Confidential provides ten things you may not know about the CCB’s new helmsman: PROFILE: Ten Things to Know About New CCB Chairman, Dr Abdullahi Bello

1. Dr. Abdullahi Usman Bello was born in January 1974. He is a Nigerian from Gombe State and resides in the United Kingdom.

2. A PhD holder in Anti-money Laundering Regulations and Compliance, he obtained a BTech in Computer Science, a BSc in Applied Accounting, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Islamic Banking and Insurance and an MSc in Forensic Accounting

3. A former banker with the then Afribank Plc and Stanbic Bank, he had wide experience in consulting, banking, and financial services.

4. In the public sector, he was the deputy head of the Department of Monitoring and Analysis at the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and the head of Forensic Accounting and Financial Investigation at the EFCC, where he handled high-profile cases at the anti-corruption agency.

5. An academic, Dr Bello is an Assistant Professor in Forensic Accounting and Auditing at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University UK.

6. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) UK.

7. He also has attained a fellowship from the Higher Education Academy, associated with a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education.

8. He was the head of Transaction Security Chamswitch Limited and the Managing Consultant of Abdubel Consulting Limited, an Abuja-based forensic accounting, financial intelligence analysis, and anti-money laundering firm.

9. He is the author of “Improving Anti-Money Laundering Compliance,” a book that provides recommendations on how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of anti-money laundering compliance by introducing the theory, framework and approach for dealing with the concerns of money laundering reporting officers within the banking industry.

10. Married with two children, Dr. Bello is a well-rounded expert with over 25 years of work experience in the financial sector, law enforcement agencies, and academia.


By PRNigeria