Job Title: IFAC Board Technical Advisor for Sebastian Owuama
Rotimi Akanni Omotoso MBA, CPA, FCA is Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). Prior to his appointment in May 2013, Mr. Omotoso was in practice as a Certified Public Accountant and Financial Advisor in the US with more than 27 years of financial management, controllership, business development, and leadership experience in public accounting, commercial banking, financial planning, industry, and government.
Mr. Omotoso spent 10 years working and consulting for Fortune 100 corporations, including American Express Financial Advisors and Verizon Wireless Treasury, as well as the State Accounting Office of Georgia, US. In recognition of his excellent service, he received the American Express Advisor Mercury Award in 2004 and in 2013 was recognized for five years of faithful service by the state of Georgia.
Mr. Omotoso’s experience is not limited to the US. In Nigeria, he worked with Akintola Williams Delloitte, where he received his accounting training starting with national youth service, and Ecobank PLC, where he served as Financial Controller and Deputy General Manager/Head of Commercial Banking.
Mr. Omotoso was admitted as a chartered accountant in January 1986; he received an MBA from Obafemi Awolowo University and a certificate in state financial management from Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School Advanced Management Program; a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria; a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA); and a fellow of ICAN.