Engr ABUBAKAR GAMBO UMAR has a  Chemical Engineering Degree from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, a Masters Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management. He is a COREN ( Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria) certified Chemical Engineer.

Currently Managing Director/CEO of Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation (January 2020 – Date). He is also the Chairman, Governing Board of Nigerian Film Corporation Jos (2018 – Date). He also served as Special Assistant (SA) to the Hon Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development from 2015 to 2018.  In 2014, Engr Abubakar Gambo Umar was appointed Deputy Secretary – General of Arewa Consultative Forum ACF     Kaduna, and served for 6 years. In 2012, Engr Umar was appointed by Taraba state Government as the pioneer Chairman of the Governing Board of Taraba State Television Corporation Jalingo. Between 2005 and 2007, Abubakar Umar was appointed by the Federal Government to serve as Member of the Governing Board Nigerian film Corporation Jos.

Engr Abubakar has worked in Kaduna Polytechnic as a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering from1995, and in year 2000, set up his professional water and environmental engineering consultancy firm,  Zaitun Engineering and General Services Ltd, where he served as its Managing Partner/CEO.                      

Engr Abubakar Gambo Umar is a member of/ registered with the following professional organizations: Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE, Nigeria Society of Chemical Engineers, NSChE, Society of Petroleum Engineers SPE (International), International Association for Impact Assessment IAIA, International Solid Waste Association ISWA, Kaduna Chamber of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture.
Engr Abubakar Gambo Umar holds the traditional title of Santuraki Gassol in Gassol Local Government of Taraba state