Sunday, December 01, 2019 / 12:39PM / by Yomi Olugbenro* / Header Image Credit: @DeloitteNigeria
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About The Author
Yomi Olugbenro is a Partner at Deloitte. He leads the West Africa Tax business of Deloitte, the world's leading professional services firm with approximately 312,000 people in 150 countries and territories. He is a member of Deloitte West Africa Executive Committee.
Mr. Olugbenro holds a First Degree in Accounting and Masters in Business Administration. He is an alumnus of The University of Manchester (UK); Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN); Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN); and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS). He qualified as Chartered Accountant in 1997 and with over 20 years post-qualification experience, he has distinguished himself as a seasoned business advisor.
He is the Dean of the Board of Indirect Tax Faculty of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and a Member of the Board of Tax and Fiscal Policy Management Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He is a highly sought-after speaker and thought leader on fiscal and economic policy issues and speak regularly at local and international conferences. He is featured regularly in print and electronic media on fiscal policy issues and has many articles to his credit.
His clientele include many Fortune 500 companies and other globally-renowned and locally strategic brands. He consults regularly for multinational companies around the world about investment and fiscal terrain in West Africa and particularly Nigeria.
Before assuming the West Africa Tax Leader's role at Deloitte, he was, at different times, the firm's Tax Risk Leader with responsibility covering West and Central Africa, Dean of Deloitte School of Tax, Tax Partner in charge of Financial Services Industry and member of Deloitte ThinkTank. Prior to joining Deloitte, he had worked in different sectors of the economy including Banking, Manufacturing and Professional Services.
Mr Olugbenro enjoys travelling and mentoring of young minds. He is Patron to many Youth Associations in Schools and Colleges and President of Free Indeed Foundation. When at leisure, he devotes significant part of his time to mentoring, counselling and social services. He is an advocate of tax simplification, education and automation (SEA) and runs regular online tax awareness sessions on social media which he uses as a vehicle for knowledge sharing and policy advocacy. He is married with children and lives in Lagos with his family.
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