A former President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Nigeria, Mr. Ibrahim Jibril has been elected an the International Vice President of CILT and Chairman of the African Region.
The newly elected executives were inaugurated during the annual CILT Africa forum held from April 24th to April 27th 2023 at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda.
At the conference themed: “Logistics & Infrastructure Development as an Engine for Sustainable Implementation of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)”, discussants were drawn from various countries within and outside as issues pertaining to supply chain, logistics and transport issues affecting the African continent were discussed.
Speaking at the event, Ibrahim Jibril expressed his appreciation to the International President, Paul Sainthouse and the President-Elect for their efforts taking the body to greater heights, while also assuring that the newly elected executives will consolidate and build on the achievements of the outgoing executives.
“I appreciate the good work the President is doing at the International Secretariat. We appreciate what you have been doing so far. At this point, I cannot but appreciate the President-Elect; we are very proud in Africa of your achievements; we are very proud of what you have been doing in over two decades in Africa to take us to the level that we are now and we will continue to appreciate you. I will want to assure you that with your appointment as the President-Elect, and subsequently International President; Africa is in it together with you”, Jibril said.
The newly elected Vice President, Jibril has Advanced Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree, in both Public Administration and a Master Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy. He retired in the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) as a Director.
While in NIMASA, as a Director, he supervised the Maritime Capacity Building, Corporate Planning & Statistics, Administration & HR, Reform Coordination & Strategic Management and Maritime Labour Services Departments.
He is a long-standing Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Chartered Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Fellow of the Institute of Supervision and Leadership and Companion of the Nautical Institute (CNI), London. He is a former International Vice President of CILT in London and also the former President and Chairman of Council of CILT, Nigeria. He is also the Magayaki Zauzau in Kaduna State, Nigeria.
The CILT African forum is a major continental event for Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, International, organized annually and rotated among Africa member countries. The Africa Forum provides a platform for Governments, Individuals, Students, and Corporate Organisations to share, learn and promote professional and business interests.
The event had in attendance world-renowned global industry experts, speakers, business leaders, ministers, policymakers, and over seven hundred (700) delegates from across Africa and beyond.
Among the participants were; President, CILT Nigeria, Mrs. Ekong Mfon Usoro, President, CILT International, Paul Sainthouse among other notable stakeholders.