RABIU UMAR OF DANGOTE GROUP JOINS PEARL AWARDS BOARD OF GOVERNORS - Paul Ukpabio's Blog

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

RABIU UMAR OF DANGOTE GROUP JOINS PEARL AWARDS BOARD OF GOVERNORS

(L-R) Mr. Tayo Orekoya, President/CEO, PEARL Awards Nigeria; Mr. Rabiu Abdullahi Umar, Group Chief Commercial Officer, Dangote Industries Ltd & Member, PEARL Awards Board of Governors; Dr. Faruk Umar, Board Chairman, and Chief Mrs. Nike Akande, Past President, Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Board Member

Nigeria’s premier Awards institution, PEARL Awards Nigeria has sworn in a new member to its Board on Monday November 18, 2019.

The new member is Rabiu Abdullahi Umar who is currently the Group Chief Commercial Officer at Dangote Industries. Rabiu Umar is a Certified ISO Auditor, graduate of the prestigious Harvard Business School, and certified Financial Analyst and from the look of things, it is expected that Rabiu will make a big impression in Pearl Awards Board, which has remained known for it's rewarding operational excellence and outstanding performance on the nation’s Capital Market.

Rabiu Umar's induction into PEARL Awards Board of Governors, took place at Lead Capital Group office in Lagos and in attendance were the Chairman of the Board, Dr Faruk Umar; Mr Tayo Orekoya, President/CEO, PEARL Awards Nigeria; Chief Mrs. Nike Akande, Past President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Femi Awoyemi, Founder/CEO, Proshare Nigeria Limited; Prince Abimbola Olashore, President, Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers and Lekan Adekoya, Board Secretary Pearl Awards Nigeria.

In his speech at the event, the Board Chairman, Dr. Faruk Umar, expressed delight that Rabiu Umar was joining the Board at a most auspicious time being the threshold of the Awards Project’s landmark 25th year edition, introduction of reforms into its criteria and a time Pearl Awards is projecting making the Awards go continental.

Mr. Tayo Orekoya, President/CEO Pearl Awards, welcomed Rabiu onboard and extolled his virtues as a first class professional whom he believes will positively complement the current Board with enhanced dynamism. He restated that “the Awards Project is committed to, and will continue to reinvigorate its processes, systems and leadership at all levels thereby complementing the efforts of other stakeholders towards the restoration of investors’ confidence and the deepening of the market that will ensure recovery, stability and sustainable growth of our capital market”.

After the auspicious induction, Rabiu Umar expressed appreciation to the Board of Pearl Awards for the honour and consideration to be a member of the Board. He congratulated the Board for sustaining the dream of the respected Awards over the past almost quarter of a Century. He praised the resilience of the founding fathers of the Awards, adding that he had followed the trajectory and success story of the Pearl Awards over the years and expressed confidence that his call to service will be fully justified.

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