Mosunmola Bakare: Celebrating a Management Guru @ 60

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The Publisher of The Reflection Newspaper, Felix Ojo Udebu, has described the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of AB Offshore Marine Services Limited, Mr Mosunmola Bakare as an astute businessman with a midas touch.

In a congratulatory message to commemorate Bakare’s 60th birthday anniversary, Udebu said the Ogori-born management guru is a blessing to humanity.

“Mr. Bakare always stands on the side of strong principle, truth and honesty and nothing else. He is always resilient in his determination to pursue all goals that will promote the unity of Ogori community. He has used the good opportunities God has given him to assist the younger generations, the aged and the indigents in Ogori and in other places,” he said.

Abridged profile of Mr Mosunmola Bakare FNIM, FIMC.

An astute management expert, Mr. Sunmola Bakare is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of AB Offshore Marine Services Limited. He hails from Ogori town in Ogori-Magongo Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria.

After his graduation in 1984 and his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme, he joined Mutunchi Ventures Repro Consultants between 1985 and 1991, where he rose to the position of Assistant Manager. He later joined Marbell Nigeria Limited as the Foundation Assistant General Manager and was further appointed as the Group General Manager Business Development and Investments in 1992.

He worked with Montreal Engineering Company, Montreal, Canada in 1979 as an Earthworks Inspector. In 1994, after a brief stay as the Concept Coordinator for MKO Abiola Presidential Campaign Organization, he was picked by Plural Limited, a former holding Company of the Guaranty Trust Bank and was made the Chief Executive Officer of C&S Prints Ltd. to help re-build the company. He served in that capacity for eight solid years.

In 2002, he started El Probitas Limited and later Aqua Seals Limited. In 2008, he founded Ashbard Marine Services Limited which later metamorphosed into AB Offshore Marine, a leading marine service company in West Africa and a licensed offshore private maritime security companies in Nigeria.

Sunmola, studied at the University of Ilorin, Ilorin where he obtained his first degree in 1984 and awarded Bachelor of Arts. He also obtained a Masters degree of Science in Management in 1988 and also holds a Masters degree of Science in Legal, Criminological and Security Psychology from Nigeria’s premier university, the University of Ibadan in the year 2004.

Sunmola was a student at the Lagos Business School, Lagos, where he had his executive management programme in 1994. He equally attended the London Management School and Institute of Director Program for Chief Executives and Directors in 2007.

For him to improve on his work performance, Sunmola attended the Top Leadership Management Course in Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, United Kingdom also in 2007.

Mr. Sunmola Bakare is a topnotch management guru who equally attended McDonough school of Business and Georgetown University, Washington DC U.S.A in 2008 and 2009 respectively for further studies in Executive Management and Top Leadership Trainings among other trainings.

He is a member of several professional bodies across the country such as : member of the Institute of Directors of Nigeria (IOD); Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (FNIM); Fellow of the Institute of Oil & Gas Research and Hydrocarbon (FIOGRHS); Certified Management Consultant (CMC) among several others.

He is a recipient of several awards, both locally and internationally, for distinguishing himself well in his work place. Among these awards so far conferred on him are: Orange Water coming from the people and Government of the Netherlands in 2010, ODU Merit Award from the Ogori Descendants Union in 2012; African Leader of Integrity Merit Award (Accra, Ghana 2019) and African Brand Congress Award-CEO of AB Offshore – Best in class marine service provider for 2018 among others.

Sunmola has done so much to raise the standard and profile of management and he has worked hard to put quality systems in place to make things work more effectively and efficiently. He is a powerful administrator, a great motivator and highly intelligent personality.

Certainly, Mr. Bakare has set a fine example of what integrity and accountability are in management.

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