Anthony Oputa has assumed office as EY’s Regional Managing Partner (RMP) for the West Cluster in Africa as well as the office of the Nigerian Country Managing Partner/Leader since July 1, 2020. As Regional Managing Partner, he is also a member of the EY Africa Executive Leadership.
Oputa, joined EY as the Financial Services Sector Leader and Chief Operating Officer for West Africa in August 2018.
“Since joining EY, he has demonstrated his passion and ability for growing and enhancing the EY brand in the market and contributed a lot to the recent successes recorded by the firm with client pursuits. He is a highly respected professional with over 20 years’ experience professional practice spanning different sectors,” a statement explained.
He took over from Henry Egbiki, who recently retired from the firm after 33 years of service. Egbiki, as the Regional Managing Partner was pivotal to the growth EY enjoyed in Nigeria and in the West Cluster, the statement added.
“Tony thanked Henry Egbiki for his exceptional leadership qualities, adding that under his leadership, EY grew in leaps and bounds as the profile and brand of the West Africa firm has improved significantly,” it added.
Speaking on his new role, Oputa, said the focus of his leadership would be to, “drive sustainable growth and build a resilient business. At the core of this will be collaboration and empowering out teams to take the whole of EY to our clients, providing them with truly exceptional client service.”
He also praised the collaborative culture at EY saying, “With the cooperation and the excellent team spirit of everyone at EY, I am confident that we will all take the EY brand to greater heights and continue building a better working World for our clients, our people and our community”.