Engr. Bello Tongo is an award-winning executive with 14+ years experience in construction, design, education, business and entrepreneurship. He is the Executive Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tongston Entrepreneurship Group (Tongston), the award winning leading pan-African group focused on entrepreneurial thinking through education leveraging on business, finance and media to achieve sustainable socio-economic development on the African continent. Bello is is a Top 100 Visionary in Education conferred by the Global Forum for Education and Learning (GFEL) and Outstanding Leader conferred by Education 2.0.
He is a regular speaker on various global platforms (events, TV and Radio) including the African Youth Sustainable Development Goals Summit, The Education Partnership Centre, Education 2.0, 1st North East Literary Festival and the Nigerian Television Authority.
He is an experienced Training and Curriculum Development Consultant with PURD Consulting, Africa’s Leading Education company, where he led training workshops and professional development programs on project-based learning, pedagogy, curriculum design and assessment to 500+ heads of schools and educators. He conducted curriculum re-design focused on integrating project-based learning into the secondary and primary curriculum.
He was previously a Primary School Team Lead, Educator and Coordinator of various clubs and activities at the ICICE Academy, a leading British, Nigerian and Islamic curriculum based educational institution in Nigeria, where he managed and provided oversight to 15+ teachers on classroom management, lesson plan and curriculum re-design and ongoing support. He was a founding member and pioneer coordinator of the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges (NTIC) Alumni Association, an independent global network of 1300+ NTIC Alumni resident in 20+ countries globally. He is a mentor and trustee of the Skills Outside School Foundation, a leading pan-African entrepreneurship, employability and education organization with 150+ partners and 50,000+ beneficiaries. He was previously a civil engineer in Atilgan Construction Company and as a site supervisor for the Nigerian Ministry of Works.
Bello holds a Civil Engineering degree and a Postgraduate Certificate in Construction Management from the University of Birmingham, and an MA in Education (in view) from the University of South Wales. Bello is a member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Institute of Directors (YDF) Nigeria and the VC4A community with over 190,000 members & 22,000 start-ups.