The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, (AICPA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has announced the appointment of Mr. Babatunde Osho from Nigeria to the first Africa Regional Board with effect from August 2017.
The announcement was made public by the Regional Vice-President of the Association, Mr. Badibanga Promesse, saying, following a call for nominations and elections for the first Africa Regional Board under the Association, ‘We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Babatunde Osho and others from various countries to serve as board members for the next one year of extended term’.
Mr. Promesse disclosed, ‘I look forward to some exciting time under the Association and cannot wait to get things in motion and provide excellent services to our members and students in Africa’.
Mr. Osho, a multi-functional business professional is currently Director / CEO MTN Liberia.
The Regional Boards serve as a key conduit between the customers, stakeholders and the CGMA Board of Directors. They serve as the ‘eyes and ears’ of the profession from their individual and (geographical) representative perspective in identifying key macro and micro trends in the local marketplaces, impacting the customers and stakeholders understanding emerging issues with supply and demand of students, members, employers, universities and tuition providers.
The Boards understand the demand and potential value proposition of products and offerings along the entire value chain continuum, representing, engaging, presenting and advocating for the CGMA designation within the CIMA and AICPA membership bodies and the Association with members, customers, potential members customers, providing perspective into the development of the Association’s and management accounting professional unit’s three year strategic plan.
The Chairman and Vice Chairman will serve one year terms in such capacities with the Vice Chairman ascending to become the Chairman.
The members of the Regional Boards can serve a maximum of three consecutive one year terms to provide continuity while also creating additional opportunities for a large and diverse stakeholder group to serve.