Olanrewaju Sharafa To Speak on Islamic Accounting, Finance and Education : A Global Perspective


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WebTV's Islamic Finance Weekly will be featuring a robust conversation on  Islamic Accounting, Finance & Education : A Global Perspective.


Guest: Mr. Olanrewaju Sharafa

Date: Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Time: 1:00PM

Platform:  Virtual Zoom Video Call

Highlights: To be deployed on WebTVng Platform, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn

Topic: Islamic Accounting, Finance & Education : A Global Perspective.

Host: Bukola Akinyele


Key Discussion Points

  • Relevance of Islamic Finance Education and Research in the Modern Age
  • Institutions and Professionals Bodies That Offer Islamic Finance Qualification
  • Theoretical Framework for Islamic Finance Scholars & Application in Nigeria
  • The State of Islamic Finance Education and Research in Nigeria
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)  Initiatives Available to Professionals In The Non Interest Banking Industry
  • Challenges & Funding Issues Preventing Professionals from Enrolling for International Courses and CPD
  • Recommendations for the Development of Islamic Finance Education and Research

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Guest Profile:

Mr Olanrewaju Sharafa is an Education Manager recognised for expertise in corporate governance. He is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Governance Professional, and a Fellow member of the Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals of Nigeria.


He has more than seven years' experience in directing initiatives, securing funding, administering budgets, monitoring educational outcomes, and enabling students to attain career qualification criteria through vocational and classroom instruction. 


Mr Sharafa is a principal Lecturer & Head of Division, Adult Learning, Research & Enterprise in Tower College, London.


He is currently managing the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) contract worth £1.8 million for a UK-based independent further education (FE) provider.


Before he was appointed a funding manager within the Further Education sector, he lectured corporate governance modules in the Accounting & Finance Division at London South Bank University.


Mr Olanrewaju is the pioneer Registrar of the Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (IIFP) of Nigeria. And he currently sits along with other eminent scholars as member of the IIFP Governing Council.  Mr Olanrewaju is linked to a wide network of professionals, having qualified and been admitted into membership of institutes such as

  • The ICSA - The Governance Institute, UK.
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
  • Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA), UK
  • The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) Australia
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • Chartered Institute of Loan and Risk Management of Nigeria (CILRM)
  • Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals of Nigeria (IIFP)
  • Institute of Corporate & Public Sector Professionals (ICPSP)


Mr. Olanrewaju has a special interest in Corporate Governance & Accounting, Sustainability & Integrated Reporting and also Islamic Accounting & Finance Education.

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