Murtala Bello is the Head, Corporate Affairs at Azura Power West Africa and his main responsibility in Azura will be to establish and maintain relationships with policymakers and public office holders at the Federal and State Government levels to ensure contractual compliance and operational efficiency.
He has over two decades of professional experience in Sales, marketing and distribution. Customer service, Revenue assurance, Brand building, Retail expansion and enterprise. Stakeholder and Government relations management, Consumer perception management, ATC & C loss reduction, Project management and Strong emotive Leadership skills, garnered during his career journey working in the public sector as well as a multi-national telecommunications giant and in the downstream distribution sector of the power industry.
He started his career working with the headquarters of the national Youth service corps, while there he was majorly responsible for inspection, monitoring, evaluation, Government relationship and management of social community development activities. In his constant desire for challenging career opportunities, he transitioned into the then Vmobile networks Ltd, and was part the entire period of brand transioning of the network to Bharti Airtel, until he left in 2015 after 10 years, as Area Business manager. He is a winner of the Airtel CEO Salesman Award in 2014.
In 2015, he made foray into the new, exciting and challenging Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry NESI and Joined Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company as Chief Commercial officer, where he was responsible for developing the strategic vision of the ATC&C loss reduction trajectory of the company, growing the customer and revenue base,managing Government and stakeholder relations, as well ensuring customer satisfaction.In that role he managed a 5BN portfolio and as well as a 1,200 employee headcount in the commercial team.He partnered in the space of Capacity Building and Technical Assistance Programe with various multi-lateral agencies on Performance Improvement Plan for the power industry including AFD/EU/ANED, AF MERCADOS EMI, USAID and POWER AFRICA.He is also a pioneer member of the specific sector skill certification group for commercial and technical functions in Nigerian Discos.
Murtala is an Alumnus of Both Bayero University kano, where he graduated with a BSC in Business Administration as well as Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto, where he obtained his MBA, General management. He is a Certified sales practioner level 1 at the Airtel Centum Sales University (ACSU) India, a leadership and Management certificate from the Luxury Academy London, as well as a certificate of strategic foresight with the School of International Feutures (SOIF) London.He is a member Insititute of Industrilaist and corporate Administrators MIICA.