10 Nov Bashir Bello
Bashir Abiodun Bello, is the Chief Finance Officer of Mac-Folly Hospitality Limited, Owners of the Lagos Marriott Hotel. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Benin in Nigeria, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) as well as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). Aside from his professional Accountancy and Taxation qualifications, Bashir has spent roughly the last 30 years in senior and management positions in the Finance and Administration departments of world-renowned multinational hospitality brands including Hilton Hotels, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, the Radisson Hotels Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and Marriott Hotels in Nigeria and the Middle-East. With pre-opening experience in four branded luxury properties, Bashir switched to the Owners’ side of the hospitality industry in August 2020 when he joined the team of Mac-Folly Hospitality as the pre-opening and pioneer Chief Financial Officer of the subsidiary and contributed to the opening of the iconic Lagos Marriott Hotel in GRA, Ikeja, Lagos. As CFO of the Lagos Marriott Hotel’s Owning company, Bashir, with his team, oversees the hotel’s financial operations from the Owners perspective and provides financial guidance to the Ownership in the formulation and implementation of Strategic Plans and Budgets for the Hotel. Bashir also provides administrative support to the hotel Management with reference to policy compliance and enforcement, business advice and operational assistance.