Nigerian Association Of Chambers Of Commerce Industries Mines And Agriculture, Elects Chief Bassy Edem As Its President To Replace Alhaji Badaru Abubakar Who Sworn-In May 29 As Jigawa State Governor.
The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce Industries Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), has elected Chief Bassy Edem as its president to replace Alhaji Badaru Abubakar who sworn-in May 29 as Jigawa State governor. He was elected at its 55th Annual Conference On June 4, 2015 at Transcorp Hotel Calabar, Cross River State.
Chief Edem, born in 1950 in Lagos but an indigene of Akpabuyo, Calabar in Cross River State, is an administrator, Chartered Accountant and a business magnet was the Acting National President of NACCIMA before ascending to the enviable position of National President.
He holds a National Diploma in Accountancy from Yaba College of Technology, a Bachelor of Science in accounting from University of Lagos and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Calabar.
He started his working life with the United Africa Company of Nigeria (UACN) Plc. as an Internal Auditor in 1975 and climbed up to the position of Senior Audit Group Manager by 1979 before being transferred to its then subsidiary company, Pamol Nigeria Limited (PNL) as Commercial Manager. In 1982, he was promoted Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the company, a position he held for 22 years.
He was also an Executive Director of Dunlop Nigeria Plc that later became the parent company of Pamol Nigeria Limited from 1996 to 2005 before going on voluntary retirement. Chief Edem is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA) UK; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators (FCIS) UK, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and Alumnus of The Lagos Business School (Chief Executives Programme- CEP3,1994).
He has held various business, social, philanthropic, religious and public service positions which include: The District Governor of the Lions Clubs International, Chairman of the African Natural Rubber Association (ANRA), President of the National Association of Agricultural and Allied Employers (NAAAE), Chairman of the National Joint Industrial Council (NJIC), Council Member of the Nigerian Employers Consultative Association (NECA), President of the Natural Rubber Association of Nigeria (NRAN), President of Calabar Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CALCCIMA), Council Member of the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) UK, Chairman of Cross River State Local Government Education Authority Board, Chairman of the World Bank sponsored Real Sector Stakeholders Committee on Procurement and Member Cross River State Transition Committee 2007.
Chief Edem is currently a Vice Chairman of the Governing Council of the National Productivity Centre, non-executive Director of Pamol (Nigeria) Limited, and of Presco Nigeria Plc, the Chairman of Demaco Integrated Ventures Limited and a Commission Member of the Cross River State Planning Commission.