Belinda “Bella” Ajoke Olubunmi Disu (born 29 May 1986) is a Nigerian businesswoman. She is the execu thusiast and philanthropist with over 14 years of professional experience across industries. She provides strategic leadership as the Executive Vice-Chairman of Globacom, a foremost multinational telecommunications company operating in Nigeria and Ghana.
Bella Disu is also the CEO of Cobblestone Properties and Estates Limited, a leading property development company in Nigeria, and as a director at Abumet Plc.
Bella Disu, had her primary education at Corona School, Victoria Island, and attended Queen’s College up until 1998, where she left for Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls, where she graduated in 2000.
She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, US.
During the Q & A session of the Glo Business Forum, a question was asked;
ARE LEADERS MADE OR BORN?
BELLA DISU’S answer:
Yes, some may have natural born traits such as intelligence, confidence and charisma, but ultimately, I believe that leaders are made.
I talked about myself: How timid and shy I was; how I couldn’t bear to make presentations in class; how, in a bid to avoid public speaking, I would even opt to write 15 page papers; and , how fear would envelope me every time I walked into a meeting. I was resigned to this fear/anxiety (this is how I am, I would tell myself), until I decided to take the mantle and become better.
Today, I give public addresses and speak before large audience. From the outside looking in, it may appear that I am a natural born speaker, but that’s far from it. Leadership communication was a competency I knew I had to develop, so I read books, watched videos, took courses and put in countless hours practicing.
We can become better at what we actively decide we want to be better at. I actively decided to pursue becoming a leader.
Source: BELLA DISU’s IG | wikipedia.org | theafricaceoforum.com
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