Teaching French to secondary school students and working adults
Translation and Interpretation (French-English)
Customer Service Delivery
Training delivery and facilitation
Running of Mentorship Programs
Human Resources Management
Marketing Operations Management
Master of Arts (Translation) University of Benin, Benin-City, (1984-1985) (thesis submitted)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), French, University of Ife, (1973-1978) Second Class (Hons.) Upper Division
Higher Diploma in French Studies, Université Nationale de Cote, d’Ivoire. (D.S.E.F.) Credit (1976-1977)
West African School Certificate, WASC. King’s College, Lagos, (1969-1973) Division One.
Starting work life as a teacher of French in a secondary school, Barine continued by lecturing in a College of Education and going on to teach adults in class and one-on-one at the Alliance Française of Lagos, (1978 – 1987). Thereafter, he was trained as a Trainer by Xerox International in Nairobi, Kenya in 1991, before taking on the role of Regional Support Manager for West and Central Africa, handling, among other responsibilities, sales training in English and French and Customer Care. He later rose to the position of Quality and Customer Satisfaction Manager in Xerox Nigeria, covering a spectrum of training in Customer Skills, Total Quality Management, Interpersonal and Communication Skills. Other positions he held in Xerox between 1991 and 2002 included General Manager, Human Resources and Quality as well as Director, Eastern Nigeria Operations of the Company, based in Port Harcourt.
As the Chief Executive of BCB-BATIIB Nigeria Limited, a Consultancy and Human Resources organization, he has handled organizational re-structuring in a number of Nigerian companies and training in some others. These have been achieved either alone as a company or in collaboration with other consulting firms. These firms have included ACO Consultants Ltd, BSL Nigeria Ltd, Courtoisie Character Refiners Ltd., DEE-IY Nigeria Ltd. and Upbound Consultants Ltd.
Simultaneously operating as Executive Director, EARS Nigeria Limited, a Vehicle Logistics and Tracking organisation, he has responsibility for building and ensuring customer satisfaction to achieve the company’s goals in Nigeria in general and in the southern part of Nigeria in particular.
Chairman, Nigerian Union of Teachers, Bendel State Branch, 1982 - 1984
Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria 1995 to date
Branch Vice Chairman, CIPMN Rivers Branch 1999 - 2001
Branch Chairman, CIPMN Rivers Branch, 2001 - 2002
Chairman, Branch Training and Development Committee, 2009 - 2014
CEO, BCB-BATIIB Nig. Ltd. Port Harcourt: Human Resources Consultants
Sept 2002 – to-date
Provide General Management as well as specific Human Resource Management advice and support to corporate organizations.
Varied training experience: as a solo organisation or in collaboration with other organisations. (2002 – 2018)
Volunteer mentorship program for aspiring entrepreneurs in FATE Foundation, a wealth creation NGO in Nigeria. (2005 – date).
Various Human Resource activities
A management audit of SystemSpecs Limited, one of Nigeria’s leading software development companies.
Executive Director, EARS Nigeria Ltd: An auto recovery and vehicle tracking company: 2008 – date
Providing policy direction for achieving the company’s financial, customer satisfaction and Human Resource goals.
Managing Director, Enescape Nigeria Limited, Port Harcourt, (Nigerian representative of Enecon Corporation of the United States of America, a fluid flow problem-solving company): 2004 – 2008
Providing strategic Management, Marketing and Human Resources direction for the company
Rank Xerox Nigeria/Xerox H. S. Nigeria Ltd., Lagos. 1991-2002
Various senior management roles in bi-lingual Training, Customer Support, Total Quality Management, Human Resource Management and Operations.
Dunlop Nigeria Ltd., Lagos. Export Manager 1988 - 1991
Dunlop Nigeria Limited is one of the foremost Nigerian manufacturers of truck, car and van tyres. Having made a mark in the Nigerian market, Dunlop was seeking outlets in French and English-speaking West and Central Africa.
SCOA Nigeria Ltd., Lagos. Personal Assistant to Chairman and Managing Director 1987 – 1988
SCOA Nigeria Limited, (now SCOA plc.), is a multi-national with concerns in computers and electronics, cars, tractors, home and office furniture, agriculture and agri-business. The bi-lingual PA to the MD and Chairman coordinated the offices and schedules of the two executives for maximum efficiency.
Academic Adviser, Alliance Française, Lagos, Nigeria 1986 – 1987
The Alliance Française taught French mainly to working class adults who came in at the close of business or over the weekend. With four centres in Lagos, the Alliance also marketed various teaching and audio-visual materials as well as providing translation and bi-lingual secretarial training and services. The Academic Adviser had the responsibility to:
Manage four centres of the Alliance in Lagos.
Ensure quality output by teachers and proper participation by students.
Keep books of accounts and inventory in the absence of the Director.
Supervise teaching and non-teaching staff.
Teach French to adults ensuring customer satisfaction
Offer translation and interpretation services.
Deputise for the Director during his absence on leave.
CEO, AIWIL Arrangers, Benin-City, Nigeria. Chief Executive 1984 – 1986
Manage a family sales outfit doing home delivery of beef.
Successfully use buy-in staff and facilities to ensure customer satisfaction.
Part-time lecturer, College of Education Benin-City, Nigeria 1981 – 1985
Teaching French Language and French/English translation
Teacher, Edo College, Benin-City 1979 – 1984
Teaching French and English Literature to Secondary School Students in different classes.
Managing French and Press Clubs and the Scripture Union Group.
Headed Bendel State wing of Nigeria Association of French Teachers.
National Youth Service Corps, Zaria, Nigeria 1978 – 1979
Teaching French and English.
Designed a system to ensure adequate meal service in school dining hall ensuring that each student got his meal.
Courses and training
1983 Refresher Course in French Methodology, Lomé, Togo
1987 Course in typewriting
1988 Introduction to Microcomputers
1989 Functions of the West African Clearing House (WACH)
1989 Operating the Duty Drawback Scheme (December 1989).
1991 Marketing Course
1991 Manufacture-in-Bond Scheme
1991 Train-The-Trainer: Xerox Course for Trainers, Kenya
1992 Leadership Through Quality -TQM course: London
1994 Management by Fact - Advanced TQM course: London
1994 Seven (7) Statistical Tools - Advanced TQM course, London,
1995 Manager as Facilitator, Training/Management course, London)
1995 Workshop in Benchmarking, London
1995 Hay Job Evaluation - HR Course, London
1995 Executive Development programme - Xerox Senior Management Course, London
1996 Negotiation - HR Course, Lagos Business School
1996 Teaming - LBS Management course for Xerox Senior Management team
1997 Quality and Customer Satisfaction Course, Cairo, Egypt
1997 – Date Various Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN) Seminars, Courses and Conferences
2004 Enecon sales and products training, New York, USA
2007 Advanced Leadership Training, Hawaii, USA
Ability to impart knowledge
Strong managerial and organizational skills
Very strong Customer Relations skills and experience
Initiative and creativity
Very good people management and teaming skills
Strong inter-personal skills
Strong analytical mind
Dexterous use of the full range of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet facilities.
Excellent use of social media
Impressive communication skills (written and spoken)
Multi-lingual in ten languages; perfectly bi-lingual in English and French
Excellent presentation skills
Strong emphasis on work ethics and integrity
Reading, mentoring, walking, rope jumping, volunteer work
Nigerian Federal Road Safety Corps Special Marshal
International and universal blood donor
Bi-vocational pastor (2004 – 2006)
Volunteer Lecturer, Overcomers Bible Institute and Seminary, Port Harcourt Nigeria
Television Host, 700 Club Nigeria
Mentor and Facilitator, FATE Foundation, Port Harcourt.
Work with Youths and Youth Groups
Executive Member Police Community Relations Committee, Port Harcourt Area Command
Barine Lemene Deezia Gbosi, Male, dob November 17, 1955, married with four adult children. A Nigerian with United States Legal Permanent Resident status.
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French, tutor, part-time