Prof. Usman Ali Awheela
Success they say makes appreciable meaning to those who have developed their potentials by exploiting every opportunity that comes their way. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. Our IICFA Nigeria Representative, Professor Usman Ali Awheela was born on the 10th August 1957 and hails from Chori, Jaba Local Government of Kaduna State, Nigeria. He has many academic credentials to his credit which include West Africa School Certificate between 1972 to 1976 at Government Secondary School, Funtua, (now Government College, Funtua); Diploma in Accounting between 1985 to 1987 at Sussex College of Technology, Sussex, England; Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Management in the year 2000 at University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria; Masters Degree [MBA] in Accounting , 2002 at Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria; Ph.D in Accounting in 2006 at Irish University Business School, London . He graduated with Ed. Doctor in Higher Education and Doctor of Law (LL.D) at Charisma University in the Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies. In the United States, he had his DBA in Entrepreneurship and Business Management at California Intercontinental University, Diamond Bar, California, in December 2011 and subsequently completed his M.Sc. in Criminal Justice at Southwest University, Kenner, Louisiana in June, 2012 . Professor Awheela is a Professor of Forensic Accounting at Irish University Business School, London. He is also a Professor of Education Management at Charisma University in Turks and Caicos Islands,British West Indies. He is a renounced Educator, Entrepreneur and Business Manager with many incorporated organizations in Nigeria which includes the Chartered Institute of Cost and Management Accountants (www.cicma.org.ng), the Institute of Forensic Accountants (www.ifa.org.ng), the Association of Cost and Management Accountants (www.acma.org.ng), the Awheela Forensic Accounting Consultants (www.awheelaforensic.org.ng) and the Academy of Entrepreneurship and Business Management (www.academyofentrepreneurship.org.ng) and Awheela Schools Limited (www.awheelasch.org.ng) . He is a member of many professional bodies from many countries which include his Fellow Membership of the Association of International Accountants (FAIA), UK since 2003. He is a Fellow member of Institute of Financial Accountants (FFA), UK since 2006. He is a Certified Financial Consultant (CFC) from Institute of Financial Consultants, Canada since 2003. He is Fellow member of the Certified Public Accountants Association, U.K. (FCPA). He is a Full Member of Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM) since 2003. He is a Chartered Business Administrator (CBA) from Chartered Association of Business Administrator, U. K. since 2006. He is a member of American College of Forensic Examiners International (ACFEI) USA since 2006. He is a Doctorate member (DIPFM) of the Institute of Professional Financial Managers, U. K. since 2006. He is a Fellow member (FCDA) of Academy of Commercial Diplomacy, U. K. since 2006. He is a member of Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Accountants, Canada since 2007. He is a Chartered Management Consultant (ChMC) of the Chartered Institute of Management Consultants, Canada since 2007. He is a Chartered Certified Financial Consultant (CCFC) of the Canadian Association of Financial Consultant since 2007. He is a Certified Forensic Accounting Professional of the Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants, USA since 2009. He is a Fellow member of Society of Business Practitioners, UK since 2010. He is a Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA) from the Institute of Internal Control, USA since 2010. He is a Certified Financial Accountant of the Society of Certified Financial Accountants, Canada since 2010. He is also a Fellow Member of Institute of Forensic Accountants of Pakistan since 2010. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Specialist, U.S. Professor Usman Ali Awheela is a busy academician as he also engaged in verification and assessment of candidates for Readership positions at University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria and also an External Examiner/Assessor at Kaduna Polytechnic, Nigeria. He is an entrepreneur and a Business Administrator .Professor Awheela, besides being a specialist in Forensic Accounting. He is an independent Management Consultant, Independent Consultant on Entrepreneurship and Business Management. He specializes in Organizational development and Human Resource Management. He has devised specialist programmes of training and professional development in Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Business Management which he runs for some local and foreign Institutions. His professional area of interest is Forensic Accounting, Management Accounting, Finance, and Management Consultancy, Entrepreneurship Development and Business Management. He provides functional leadership and corporate transformation. Professor Awheela has built and manages teams, engaged in development of Entrepreneurial endeavors by integrating Financial Strategy with Business strategy. In his business pursuit, he assumes the role of a Business Growth Navigator, Turnover Surgeon and a Business model Transformer.
- PhD, DBA, Ed.D, LL.D, FCMA, FCPA, FAIA, FFA - INSTITUTE OF FORENSIC ACCOUNTANTS (IFA)