Owner and Chairman of Bafsa Global Concepts Ltd.
Dr. Babandi Ibrahim Gumel is the owner and chairman of Bafsa Global Concepts Ltd, a company that specializes in construction, logistics, and transportation business. He works as a Professor of entrepreneurship development studies at the Business, Entrepreneurship, Skills, and Technology Center of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BEST- ACCI), Nigeria. He is instrumental to the signing of partnerships between International Universities and the BEST-ACCI center.
Until 2015, he worked for 12 years as a public servant in Jigawa State Government where he served as an elected parliamentarian for eight years (2003-2011) in the Jigawa State House of Assembly, and four years as member of Jigawa State executive council as Commissioner in charge of Ministry of Information, Youth, Sports, and Culture. Here he was responsible for revitalizing Jigawa State Radio and creation of Jigawa State Television, Jigawa State Social Reorientation and Mobilization Agency, and Jigawa State Censorship Board.
Dr. Gumel served as a part-time lecturer at Jigawa State College of Education Gumel and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University between 2000 and 2004. As a part-time lecturer in the two institutions, he lectured graduate and undergraduate students in financial management, elements of finance, financial statements analysis, principles of management, marketing, and investment analysis. He also participated in dissertation committees as chairman and member.
Dr. Babandi Gumel obtained Doctor of Business Administration in 2017 from California Southern University – USA. Before then, He received Master of Science in Banking and Finance and Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance from Bayero University Kano in 2009 and 2006 respectively. Dr. Babandi earned a professional Certificate of Comparative Public Financial Management from the Chartered Institute of Public Financial Accounting (CIPFA) in the UK. Because of his interest in online and face-to-face scholarly instruction, Dr. Babandi Gumel obtained a Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning from Coursera.
Dr. Babandi Gumel is a member of Sigma Beta Delta (Business and Administration Scholastic honor in the USA), and Delta Mu Delta (International Honor Society in Business) honors societies in the United States of America. He is a Member of Association of Financial Analysts of Nigeria. He is also a Member of Certified Institute of Professional Printers of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Corporate Administrators of Nigeria.
Dr. Babandi Gumel has published scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals on Small Business Enterprises Management and entrepreneurship development. He initiated, prepared, and also participated in a wide range of managerial vocational training of the BEST – ACCI center.
As a tutor, He prefers email communication from students and usually responds to emails within 24 hours. His lecturing goal is to engage students by giving them constant feedback that will improve their work towards the attainment of learning outcomes. He appreciates the constant engagement of students on issues needing clarification.
Sharing his skills and knowledge to trigger the curiosity of his students to become critical and creative thinkers in such a way they will meet the learning outcomes designed for a course and improve their lives through improving the world.