Meet Onome Joy Adewuyi, The New 56th ICAN President

Meet Onome Joy Adewuyi, The New 56th ICAN President
Mrs Adewuyi taking oath of office on 2/06/2020

It was all smiles on Tuesday, 2nd of June, 2020 as Mrs Onome Joy Adewuyi BSc, MSc, FCIB, FCA was sworn in as the 56th President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) at the Institute’s secretariat, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Prior to her emergence as the new President, Onome Joy Adewuyi was the 2nd Deputy Vice President of ICAN. She has been a member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) since 2007 and sits on the Council. She is also currently the Chair of the Membership Affairs, Staff and Organizing, and Investigation Panel Committees. Previous service with ICAN includes three terms as ICAN’s Treasurer, chairing the ICAN Professional Examinations in 2017 and chairing the IT and Image and Publicity Committees.

Mrs. Adewuyi, an indigene of Emevor in Isoko North Local Council of Delta State is also a member of the board of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) and was the president of Society of Women Accountants Nigeria, 2013-2015 (SWAN), a member of the Institute of Directors.

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Mrs. Adewuyi’s career spans 35 years and includes a variety of sectors, such as manufacturing, oil and gas, and banking.

She began her career with Texaco Nigeria Plc. as the Treasury and Investment Accountant. She later joined the Nigerian Intercontinental Merchant Bank Limited where she started her banking career. She worked at Fidelity Bank Plc from 1997 to 2015, where she rose to the position of Executive Director Risk Management from 2009-2015. After retiring from that position, she co-founded a new business, Cynergy Platforms Limited in 2015. She is currently the Executive Director Finance and Administration.

Mrs. Adewuyi also sits on the boards of Law Union and Rock Insurance Plc, Dominion Trust Co limited, and Dominion Finance Limited as non-executive directors.

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Mrs. Adewuyi holds a B.Sc Second Class Honours Degree in Accounting from the University of Benin and an M.Sc Degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Lagos. She is an alumnus of the Havard Business School, Boston Massachusetts USA; the Wharton Business School of Pennsylvania, USA and the Kellogg Business School, Chicago USA. She is also an alumnus of the International Banking Summer School, USA and the Lagos Business School.

She qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) in 1986, Conferred FCA of ICAN in 1997. She qualified as a Chartered Banker (ACIB) 1993 and conferred a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in 2007. She is also a fellow of the Risk Managers Association of Nigeria and was the Vice President of the Association in 2007. She is the Technical Advisor to General (rtd) Sebastian Owuama, a Board member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

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She has a strong passion for charity and humanitarian works and development of the indigent girl child and she runs a scholarship scheme for Anglican priests and indigent children attending Nigerian universities.

She is married and blessed with children and will succeed MAZI Nnamdi Okwuadigbo who was the 55th ICAN President.
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