The election of Mrs. Onome Adewuyi as the 56th President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) is a clear attestation to the excellence of the womenfolk in Delta State, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said.
Mrs. Onome Adewuyi, a top-flight chartered accountant from Emevor in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State, was elected President during ICAN’s Online Council meeting on March 26 2020.
Omo-Agege who represents Delta Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly commended the Instutute for its non-gender biased meritocracy.
“Over the years, ICAN has sustained a commanding professional presence along with a highly commendable attention for meritocracy without gender bias.
“ICAN’s new President, Mrs. Onome Adewuyi is an excellent product of ICAN’s noble disposition and her antecedents, including her family’s historical roots as well as her decades of meritorious professional practice, only give assurances of a torch bearer poised to continue a great tradition.
“In spite of considerable challenges, Nigerian women have continued to demonstrate capacity and competence in various roles and it is no mere conjecture that if given the chance, capable women from Delta state, the South-South zone and other parts of Nigeria can give good leadership.
“While congratulating ICAN’s new President and wishing her a successful tenure in office, I particularly commend all fellows and members of ICAN for remaining faithful to their founding vision of professional excellence,” he stated.
Until her election, Mrs Adewuyi has been Vice President of ICAN and she holds a B.Sc degree in Accounting from the University of Benin and an M.Sc in Banking and Finance from the University of Lagos.
She qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) in 1986, became a Fellow of ICAN in 1997 and she became 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.
An alumnus of the Havard Business School, Boston Massachusetts USA; the Wharton Business School of Pennsylvania, USA and the Kellogg Business School, Chicago USA, Mrs. Onome Adewuyi is also an alumnus of the International Banking Summer School, USA and the Lagos Business School.
Among other elite positions she has held, Adewuyi also sits on the boards of Law Union and Rock Insurance Plc, Dominion Trust Co. Limited and Dominion Finance Limited has as non-executive director.