PROFILE OF TEAM LEAD.
Austin Ikhiwu (FCA, ACIT, MBF, and CIFR UK.)
Austin Ikhiwu has over 32 years of working experience in Banking, Audit and Consulting including operations, Business development and marketing, financial Control, Audit assurance, Corporate Banking, Financial and Management Consulting.
He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria; a Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance from Bayero University, Kano.
He is also an IFRS solution provider certified by ACCA London.
Currently, he is the Lead Consultant and CEO of AEI Consulting & Services Ltd a Strategic and Management consulting firm, Lagos, Nigeria
He is an Associate Consultant on Capacity building to the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) Chartered, and has been involved in the training of teams from NDIC, NNPC, NCC, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Authority, NAPIMS, Nigerian Ports Authority, Nigeria Shippers Council, NIMASA, HODs of Yaba College of Technology etc.
He has facilitated in several open courses organized by NIM Chartered in the past four years.
Austin is highly sourced resource person and has worked with IBFAlliance Trainings, Pharez Consulting, NDIC Academy.
Agu Onwuzuruoha (BSC, MBA)
Agu is currently our General Manager and a senior faculty member at the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered).
He is a certified Microfinance Trainer, having played a pivotal role in the Microfinance Certification Program (MCP) conducted by Atteneo De Manila University, Philippines in collaboration with CBN, NDIC and Chartered Institute of Bankers in the Microfinance Training Program of key executives in the sub–sector.
Agu is a graduate of Management with honours from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and has MBA Banking & Finance (Distinction) from the same university. He has garnered over twenty five years’ experience working in four major banks and consultancy. His exposure covered Treasury Management, Branch Management, Marketing, International Banking Operations, Human Resources, General Management and Training.
As a General Manager at Boaz Management & Financial Strategies Limited, he develops and delivers on a regular basis, cutting edge content for Management, Marketing, Finance and Human Resources courses that explore connectedness, and is at the same time, context–specific.
He has attended various high impact training courses both locally and abroad, including a month’s long attachment at Commerzbank, Frankfurt, Germany. He has clear and proven competence in General Management, Human Resources Management, Finance and Banking. He was Chairman of the Editorial Board of Business Hallmark newspaper in an earlier incarnation, and is a leading contributor on topical issues in newspapers and
magazines. Currently, he is rounding up a PhD program in Human Resources Management at the University of Benin.
Over the last one year he has facilitated in courses for participants from both the private and public sectors especially NPA, NIMASA, NAPIMS, NNPC, NERC, PHCN, LNG Bonny, NIGERIAN ARMY, NIGERIAN NAVY, ABUJA MUNICIPAL AREA COUNCIL, LAGOS STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE COMMISSION, CENTRE FOR MICRO ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT, RIVERS STATE MICROFINANCE AGENCY, DIAMOND BANK, CENTRAL BANK
OF NIGERIA, NIGERIA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND NDIC
Philip Olakunle Akiode (MSC, FCA, ACTI, ACIS, ACMI)
Philip Akiode is a graduate of Business Administration, a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Marketer, Professional Banker and Chartered Tax Practitioner. He holds M.Sc in Banking and Finance and won the much coveted Afribank prize for the overall best student in the M.Sc Banking and Finance programme of the University of Ibadan in 1991.
In 2009, he also qualified and became an Associate of the Certified Institute of Shipping, Nigeria.
Mr. Akiode has been actively involved in various fields of management. He was the Budget Accountant of Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Limited, Chief Executive of Consolidated Management Consultants Limited, Principal Consultant with Olushola Adekanola & Co. (Chartered Accountants & Tax Practitioners), Deputy Managing Consultant/CEO of Risonpalm Limited in Port Harcourt, Managing Director of NIYAMCO Plc, Bacita (Kwara State), among other responsibilities.
He worked in the banking system for five years as Executive Assistant to the Managing Director, Special Projects Coordinator and Head, Regulatory Reports/MIS. He was an Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ibadan and lectured M.Sc (Banking & Finance) and MBA courses for about seven years. He lectured and managed at least two colleges in the United Kingdom. He was Financial Controller in an Oil and Gas Company in Nigeria and Finance Director of an Eatery Chain in Nigeria. He is a partner in O J McCoy LLC. He consults for a number of organizations. He is a community leader and the Managing Partner of Kunle Akiode & Co (Chartered Accountants and Tax Practitioners).
An erudite scholar, Philip has been involved in Economic and Banking Policy Research activities with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and has a number of publications to his credit. He is currently involved with training entrepreneurs through his Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) and is working with other spirited Nigerians to establish the Centre for Microfranchising (CfM). Philip is the Director (in charge of Finance) of Flobegill Group of Companies (including Flobegill UK Ltd, Flobegill Wines (UK) Ltd, Flobegill Nigeria Ltd, Flobegill Wines (Nigeria) Ltd and Flobegill Engineering Ltd, UK and Nigeria).
Dr. Casmir Onukogu
HR & Admin
We work with our client to identify the competency gaps in the workforce to ensure that the content for each programme meets the objectives and the desired results expressed by the key stakeholders. In order to ensure smooth transfer of learning to the workforce, we use role plays, case studies and video presentations to drive home the desired learning objectives and results.