Sunday, May 15, 2011

LoftyInc's Bello Bags Rice University's Highest Award & EMBA

Rice University President David Leebron w/ Idris Bello
LoftyInc's Senior Associate and management team member, Idris Bello was on Friday, May 13th 2011 bestowed with Rice University's highest award on a graduating student- the Sallyport Award at his graduation from the University's prestigious Executive Masters in Business Administration program. 

Each year the Sallyport Award recipient wears the Sallyport stole in the Commencement ceremony as an additional honor.  The winner will receive a silver bowl (with his/her name and year engraved on it) and the winner's name will also appear on a plaque in the Rice Memorial Center.

Idris Bello Congratulated by LoftyInc Partners, Michael Oluwagbemi  
Idris was able to achieve this unique distinction, while leading the Wennovation Hub program as the pioneer Program Director since October, 2010. This was in addition to Idris' various commitments including but not limited to founding Rice University's business incubation program - The Next Cool Idea. The Wennovation Program which he leads in reality was a follow-up to his pioneering experience at NCI; to the program he has brought unique experiences, insights, passion and vision that have rapidly matured the Wennovation initiative since it took off late last year.

In his rare spare time, Idris serves on the board of Mumineen Foundation, and AfyaZima Africa Ltd, Nigeria and also serves as business director for the non-profit initiative, Libraries Across Africa. Idris proceeds to Oxford University this summer to pursue a graduate degree in Global Health.

Members of the LoftyInc family are immensely proud of Idris Bello's achievements, and feel enormously gratified and blessed to have him as a key member of our management team.


khadijah kuranga said...

Congrats idris, knowing you all this while wouldn't expect anything less but this one, you blew my mind.

Oluwole said...

Cream de la are the best

AbdurRahman Adesokan said...

This is great; you really deserve this and more. May almighty Allah continue to bless and guide you.

Engr.Iskeel Ismail said...

alhamdulillah,for idris this does not come to me as a surprise as you have always been the best among us,even in daarul li hikmah and all our endeavours in our days in OAU ile-ife.We are definetely proud of you and all ur achievements.My Allah in His infinite mercy preserve you for us and us for you.You are indeed our light may you not go deem.You are our honey,May you not go sour.You are our happiness may we not know sadness from you.Warafaanaau mokaana alliyah(and Allah raise Him to a higher station).More are still coming insha Allah.

BASH said...

May Allaah bless you with this feat achieved and ease your tasks in others ahead. I attest to your consistent passion for distinction as highlighted by Engr Iskil Ismail.

Udechukwu James said...

Dear Idris, You are doing not just Nigeria proud but Africa as a whole,God will guide and increase you in all ramification