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 President/Chief Executive, Professor Usman Ali Awheela hails from Chori, Jaba Local Government of Kaduna State, Nigeria.
He has many academic credentials to his credit which include Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Management at University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria; Masters Degree (MBA) in Accounting at Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. In the Turks and Caicos Islands(British West Indies), he graduated at Charisma University with Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Higher Education, PhD in Business Administration with specialization in Accounting and Doctor of Laws (LL.D) . In the United States, he had his DBA in Entrepreneurship and Business Management at California Intercontinental University, Irvine, California and subsequently completed his M.Sc. in Criminal Justice at Southwest University, Kenner, Louisiana State. Awheela is also a Professor of Forensic Accounting at Irish University Business School, London. He is a Professor of Education Management at Charisma University in the Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies. Awheela is a Certified Professional Accountant by the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (www.financialreportingcouncil.gov.ng). He is a renounced Educator, Legal Luminary, Entrepreneur and Business Manager.
He is notable for ownership of many Professional and Educational institutions in Nigeria, which includes the Best Global Business and Financial School(www.bestglobalschool.edu.ng), Awheela Cost and Management Accounting Consultants (www.awheelacostaccounting.org.ng), 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) .
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 Fellow member of the Association of International Certified Public Accountants. 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. S. 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 (FSPA) of The Society of Public Accountants, U.K; He is a Fellow member (FIMS) of The Institute of Management Specialist, U.K; 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. In 2009, he was admitted a Fellow member (FCPA) of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Pakistan. 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. Awheela was admitted as a Fellow member of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Australia in 2014.
He is an entrepreneur and a Business Administrator .Professor Awheela, besides being a specialist in Forensic Accounting, he is also 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.