Expert in Strategy, Financial, Assurance, Accounting, Due diligence & SMEs
Expert ID: 729738 Nigeria
Accounting systems review, documentation, restructuring and implementation of new or optimised system.Bank transition to electronic banking platform and products. Banking application selection.Business strategy, income diversification and cost optimisation. Appropriate growth strategy.Financial due diligence. Tax planningBusiness incubation - Business ideas refinement, feasibility/viability studies and fund raising.
|Year: 2006||Degree: SMP||Subject: Senior Management||Institution: Lagos Business School (LBS), Nigeria|
|Year: 2005||Degree: AOP||Subject: Change Management||Institution: Institut Européen D'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), France.|
|Year: 1998||Degree: MBA||Subject: Finance & Banking||Institution: Enugu State University of Technology, Nigeria|
|Year: 1988||Degree: ACA||Subject: Accountancy||Institution: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria|
|Year: 1986||Degree: HND||Subject: Accountancy||Institution: Yaba College of Technology|
|Years: 2010 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Managing Partner||Department: Management & Financial Consulting||Responsibilities: Responsible for: Practice Development, Engagement Management, Strategy, Systems & Financial Consulting|
|Years: 2008 to 2009||Employer: Intercontinental Bank Plc||Title: Executive Assistant (Chief of Staff)||Department: Group Chief Executive's Office||Responsibilities: Board Paper Review, Performance Review of Subsidiaries, Performance Management of Divisions|
|Years: 2005 to 2007||Employer: Intercontinental Bank Plc||Title: Head of Strategy & Business Development||Department: Strategy & Business Development||Responsibilities: Strategy, Capital Structure, Capitalization Drive, Financial Modeling, Project Management and Business Development|
|Years: 1999 to 2005||Employer: Equity Bank of Nigeria Plc||Title: Head of Strategy & TQM||Department: Strategic Planning & TQM||Responsibilities: Strategy, Performance Management and Quality Management|
|Years: 1992 to 1994||Employer: Fidelity Union Merchant Ltd (now Fidelity Bank Plc)||Title: Head of Financial Control||Department: Financial Control||Responsibilities: Financial Control, Regulatory Compliance and Performance Management|
|Years: 1989 to 1991||Employer: Coopers & Lyrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers)||Title: Assistant Manager||Department: Business Services Group||Responsibilities: Audit, Consulting and Business Surpport (SME)|
|Years: 1996 to 1999||Employer: BPS Technologies Ltd||Title: Assistant General Manager, Finance & Admin.||Department: Finance & Adminstration||Responsibilities: Business Systems, Training, Consulting & SME's|
|Years: 1994 to 1996||Employer: Ivory Merchant Bank Plc||Title: Head of Financial Control & Strategic Planning||Department: Financial Control & Strategic Planning||Responsibilities: Financial Controller, Balance Sheet Restructuring, Regulatory Compliance and Business Strategy|
|Years: to Present||Agency:||Role: Team lead||Description: Most jobs were on consulting capacity as staff of Coopers & Lybrand and the banks.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1990 to 1992||Country / Region: West Africa||Summary: He led multinational teams of professionals on various consulting and audit assignments across various countries in West Africa including Republic of Togo, Benin Republic, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire and Nigeria. The focus was predominantly on banks and financial institutions|
|Associations / Societies|
|Fellow Institute of Chartered Accountants of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Editor Investment Guide; Former Chairman of the Boards of Oakridge Wineries Limited and EBN Crown Limited, Treasurer Swimming Section Ikoyi Club 1938.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|While with Coopers & Lybrand ( C&L), as a value added service to the audit and accountancy work for a French construction company, SOCEA, executing water pipe laying contract in Lagos, a Lagos State and World Bank sponsored project, he provided tax planning service that saved the company millions of dollars through financing and balance sheet structuring.
He joined then distressed Ivory Merchant Bank Ltd as the Head of Financial Control and Strategic Planning and succeeded in leading the restructure of the bank’s balance sheet, managed its regulatory compliance and together with other members of the team brought the bank to profitability in the first year of their intervention.
|Training / Seminars|
|He prepared and presented papers on (a) business focus of West African Bankers Association (WABA); (b) Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and WABA – A paper on Credit Bureaus; focusing on the need for motivation, participation and championing the provisions of a conducive environment for their evolution across the West African sub-region. A number of initiatives are which already in progress in this direction. At a Capacity Building workshop for Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) he developed and presented papers on Project Modeling and Investment Evaluation for Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the provision of infrastructure.|
|While at C&L he liaised and worked with accounting professionals from host countries of C&L's financial services clients in the francophone West African region, in particular Togo and Benin Republic, where he galvanized their support in C&L's execution.
With the Intercontinental Bank, his team recruited and liaised with American Investment Bankers in Intercontinental equity fundraiser.
|Having handled audit and consultancy engagements in financial services sector in West Africa, in addition to having been Head of Strategy and Business development in a number of banks in Nigeria he has very good insight in financial sector dynamics across the West African sub-region. As the head of Strategy & Business Development at Intercontinental Bank he was a key member of the team that led the bank from a medium-tier bank to a major player in Sub-Saharan Africa by keen focus on critical growth drivers, other players and benchmarking global best practices.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|He worked in business services consulting where they provided all round consultancies for SME’s and companies in early stages of their evolution. He has also been involved in training and ICT, all resulting in developing a robust array of skills.|
|English||He is very proficient in the use of english language.|
|French||He has a fairly good grasp of french as a working languge. His current skill in the language can easily be refreshed and brushed up.|
Fields of Expertise
account review, auditing, bank analysis, banking, budget control, corporate accounting, corporate strategic planning, due diligence, due-diligence investigation, management audit, business model, business case, corporate finance, case strategy, accounting ethics, sales audit, payroll audit, internal audit, insurance audit, bank policy, accounting policy, exit planning, accounting system, motel feasibility analysis, enterprise risk management, strategy, initial public offering, gap analysis, business plan, process audit, business development, business strategy, compliance testing, regulatory compliance auditing, feasibility study, accounting, analysis, investigation