Saturday, July 04, 2020 / 08:47 AM / A PwC Release / Header Image Credit: PwC
PwC Nigeria has admitted eight professionals into its partnership,
effective 1 July 2020. This is a record number for the leading professional
services firm, demonstrating its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and
developing the future leaders of the firm.
The new Partners are Akinyemi Akingbade, Chioma Obaro, Tosin
Labeodan, Rukaiya El-Rufai, Wura Olowofoyeku and Yinka Yusuf of its
Assurance practice; while Kunle Amida and Olusola Adewole were
admitted from the firmâ€™s Advisory practice.
In congratulating the new partners, Uyi Akpata, Regional Senior Partner,
West Africa said:
“Our investment in new partners reflects our optimism for the future,
and the need to bring the diversity of thinking and experience that our clients
Each member of the Class of 2020 is a highly accomplished professional
par excellence. They have reached this career milestone from continually
finding innovative ways to support our clients and providing quality service.”
statement from the firm which presented the brief profiles of the new partners
Obaro is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and holds
an MBA from the Manchester Business School. She has several years of experience
providing audit and other assurance services to various clients within the
Financial Services Industry. As a Partner, she will be focused on delivering
assurance services to clients in Nigeria and within other markets across West Africa.
Olowofoyeku is a
Fellow Chartered Accountant. She has several years of experience providing
audit and other assurances services to clients within the financial services
industry. As a Partner, she will be focused on delivering assurance services to
clients in Nigeria and within other markets across West Africa.
El-rufai is a
Chartered Accountant and holds an MPA from the prestigious London School of
Economics & Political Science and Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. As a
Partner, she will be leading the firm’s Sustainability and Climate Change
Practice and Public Sector Risk Assurance Services.
Yusuf is a Member of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered
Certified Accountants (ACCA). He has several years of experience providing
audit and other assurance services to indigenous and multinational companies in
various industries. As a Partner, he will be focused on delivering assurance
services to clients in Nigeria and within other markets across West Africa.
Akingbade is a
senior executive with many years of experience in the provision of advisory and
assurance services to local and multinational companies in oil & gas and
power sectors. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from
Warwick Business School. As a Partner, he will focus on delivering assurance
services and other service offerings to clients in Nigeria and other markets
across West Africa.
Labeodan is a
Fellow Chartered Accountant and possesses deep industry knowledge of the Energy
sector. He has several years of experience providing audit and other assurance
services to companies in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the
Oil and Gas industry. As a Partner, he will be focused on delivering assurance
services to clients in Nigeria and across West Africa.
Amida is a Chartered Accountant and CFA Charterholder with
significant experience working with public and private sector clients on
complex transactions across Africa. He has supported private equity firms,
Development Finance Institutions and strategic investors to facilitate capital
deployment into African enterprises. His expertise cuts across numerous
sectors, including financial services, consumer and industrial markets, oil and
gas, power and utilities, healthcare, telecommunications, etc. He is a member
of the CFA Society Nigeria and mentors SME companies on how to prepare their
companies for growth and attract capital from external investors.
Adewole holds a
Master’s in Human Resources Management from the Fisher College of Business,
Columbus, OH, United States, where he was until recently on the teaching
faculty. As a Partner, he will lead our People and Organization Advisory
Practice in West Africa.
Uyi Akpata concludes:
“The stormy socio-economic climate across the globe has underscored the
need for us to stay true to our purpose while continuing to contribute to the
growth and development of our country and continent.
I am confident that these new partners – the Class of 2020- will help to
reimagine the future, and bring their wealth of experience to bear towards
achieving sustainable growth for both our clients and the society at large.”
The eight (8) new partners are among twenty-four (24) new partners
admitted across the firm in Africa, of which twenty-five percent (25%) are
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