The Affiliation of Chartered Licensed Accountants named Joseph Owolabi, a Nigeria-born accountant who now resides in Australia, as world president of ACCA for 2022/2023 on Friday.

Owolabi grew up and studied in Nigeria, has lived and labored in Africa, North America and the U.Okay., and now’s an adoptive Australian. He plans to carry his information of being a worldwide citizen to his time as ACCA president. He turned an ACCA member in 2011 and has served on the affiliation’s Worldwide Meeting in 2014-2015 and has been a worldwide council member since 2015.

ACCA president Joseph Owolabi

“For those who had informed me as a toddler rising up that I’d sooner or later be the primary African main the biggest, really world accounting physique, I’d not have believed you. ACCA is an inclusive, open and world group for members, future members and companions,” he mentioned in an announcement. “Wherever on this planet I’ve discovered myself, ACCA has given me a house and a household.”

“I’m enthusiastic about connecting our group and provoking the accountants of tomorrow,” he continued. “Nice issues occur once we collaborate throughout jurisdictions and nationwide divides. The challenges of immediately and the complexities of tomorrow will demand steady studying, braveness, sound judgment and a resolve to remain forward of the curve. The accountancy occupation has a key function to play in creating a greater world.”

The put up of ACCA president adjustments annually, and final November, Orla Collins of Eire was appointed president for 2021-2022, succeeding Mark Millar of the U.Okay. Owolabi was deputy this previous yr.

Owolabi based Rubicola, which works in Australia, Africa and North America advising shoppers on danger, non-financial reporting and sustainable enterprise methods. His earlier expertise consists of roles at Massive 4 companies Deloitte, EY and PwC.

Along with his FCCA qualification, Owolabi has accomplished an government management program at Harvard Enterprise College and an environmental, sustainability management program on the Wharton College of Enterprise on the College of Pennsylvania. He was confirmed in his new function on the annual council assembly after ACCA’s annual common assembly on Friday. Ronnie Patton, previously senior lecturer at Ulster College, Northern Eire, was appointed deputy president and Ayla Majid from Pakistan, CEO of Planetive, an organization advocating sustainability, turned vp.

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