Know Your Candidate: Profile Of Akinwunmi Ambode

Every generation deserves an intelligent, determined, courageous and handworking leader like Mr Akinwunmi Ambode. Educational History (Academic) Akinwunmi Ambode was born on June 14, 1963. His quest for acknowledgement took him to the prestigious University of Lagos where he bagged a B.SC in Accounting and an in Financial Management.
He graduated at the age of 21. Ambode became a Chartered Accountant at the age of 24. He became a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) at the age of 36. Akinwunmi Ambode is a Hubert Humphrey fellow in Accounting and Finance in Boston massachusetts, United State.
FGC, WARRI. WASC + HSC: He garnered an ordinary and advance levels from 1974-1981 with 2nd best results in the HSC examination of 1981 in West Africa.
Professional Development: Harvard Kennedy school of Government ( Executive Education) in 2010.
– Cranfield University, UK
– Studied advance management programme at the Wharton Business School, Philadelphia, USA.
 – Studied Leadership for Creativity at Insead, Singapore in 2007.
– Internship program on banking supervision regulations and financial Instruments at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Massachusetts in 1998. AMF And The World Bank: He attended the seminar on International Finance for Fulbright Scholars in 1999.
 – Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston: Professional affiliation in the cabinet office of Administration and Finance ( Governor’s Office), city of Boston Treasury office, in 1991. Honours/Awards Hubert Humphrey fellow: He got fulbright scholarship in 1998. Cognate Experience
 – Accountant Grade II, LSWDR in 1985
 – Treasury, Badagry Local Government in 1988
 – Treasurer, Alimosho Local Government in 1991 – Auditor and Treasurer, Shomolu Local Government in 1991 and 1995.
 – Treasurer, Mushin, Local Government
 – Cleared arrears of statutory audit of 10year’s in 2002
 – Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance in 2005
– He initiated the first ever National Tax Retreat with JTB and FIRS in 2005.
 -. Accountant General/Permanent Secretary in 2006.
 – Became the CEO of Brandsmith Consulting. A public finance and management consulting service till present and established partnership with pricewaterhousecoopers from 2012. – He restructured wages and salaries of 3000 staff with LSWMA via ICT.
 – He standardised STO to international level and budget performance at 85% annually.
 – First permanent Secretary/Accountant General to retire voluntarily at the age of 47.
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