Lateef Bakare (LAB) joined the Board of FirstBank in February 2017. He brings to the Board 41years’ post-qualification professional work experience from both private and public sectors. He is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN) and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
LAB is Senior Partner, Lateef Bakare & Co. He has experience in Audit and Accountancy, Business Advisory Services, Financial and Management Services, Public Prospectus Issues, Privatisation and Commercialisation Advisory Services, Amalgamations, Mergers and Acquisition Consultancy, Scheme of Reconstruction and Deed of Arrangement, and Corporate Secretarial Consultancy. He has served on the Board of several companies, attended numerous professional and personal development courses nationwide and globally and has presented papers on topical, educational and personal development issues at seminars.
LAB has been actively involved in several social and community development activities. He has won several awards and received recognitions for outstanding performance. He is happily married with children.