Deloitte Africa has appointed Fatai Folarin as the new Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Nigeria and Deloitte West Africa Regional Leader from June 1, 2016 as it continues to focus on driving Africa’s regional growth potential.
A statement yesterday quoted Deloitte Africa CEO, Lwazi Bam to have said Folarin’s extensive history of leadership, coupled with his experience in advising multinational clients looking to establish themselves in the West Africa market made him an ideal person for the role.
Bam also said he looked forward to working closely with the new CEO for Nigeria, “to continue to ensure that Deloitte West Africa makes a positive, enduring impact for all stakeholders, including Deloitte clients, its people, and society.”
“Folarin’s priorities will include applying leading technology to serve clients across the Deloitte core businesses in West Africa of audit, tax, consulting, risk advisory and corporate finance services, while building on a distinct experience that engenders trust with clients and attracts and inspires talent. “Folarin’s appointment harnesses the existing business advantages the firm already offers across the continent, while adding significantly to its ability to deliver tailored solutions to businesses in a region which has its own complex challenges,” the statement added.
The new CEO, has more than 26 years of professional services experience, continues to serve as the Tax Leader of the practice, serving several of Deloitte West Africa’s most prominent clients. Prior to his role of Deputy CEO of Deloitte West Africa, which he assumed on 1 December 2015, he led Deloitte West Africa’s tax practice, managing various international and national engagements involving technology, media and telecommunication companies, oil and gas companies and companies in the consumer business industry.