Vitafoam appoints new director


By Kayode Tokede

The Board of Directors of Vitafoam Nigeria Plc has approved the appointment of Abdul Bello as independent non-executive director.

According to a notice filed by the firm with the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Bello’s appointment is effective March 4.

Bello would be succeeding Mohammed Alkali who retired from the position of independent non-executive director effective January 1.

Bello retired from UAC of Nigeria in 2019 after 30 years in service during which he held various senior management positions such as group chief executive officer; group executive director/ chief financial officer; managing director, UPDC Plc; Managing Director, CAP Plc and Finance Director/ Company Secretary, CAP Plc.

He brings to Vitafoam, experience acquired across a range of businesses including manufacturing, financial services, pension fund administration, real estate, logistics and quick restaurant sectors.

Bello had served on the governing councils of the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, the Nigeria-British Chamber of Commerce and the Nigeria Institute of Management.

A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Bello attended Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. He is an alumnus of Oxford University’s Advance Management and Leadership Programme and has undertaken various local and international development courses.