Francis O. Irokwe. ACIB, ACA
Mr. Irokwe is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) and also a Chartered Banker (Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, CIBN).
He holds a first degree in Accounting from the University of Abuja and is presently writing his M.Sc dissertation on Risk Portfolio Management in the Nigerian Banking Industry. Mr. Irokwe has more than 13 years working experiences spanning various disciplines including Accounting, Auditing & Investigation, Banking, Corporate Finance, Strategic Planning, Project management and consulting.
Prior to this time, Francis has undertaken the consultancy services task of setting up some Microfinance Banks in Abuja and still consults for them.While working for Strategic Capital Alliance Limited (a Financial Economics Consulting firm), Mr. Irokwe led several teams that consulted for many organizations including .
(i) Federal Ministry of Information, Abuja,
(ii) Premium Pensions Limited - (a PFA with Head Office in Abuja)
(iii) Golden Guinea Brewery, Umuahia,
(iv) CICO Holdings Limited, Port Harcourt, (v) Abuja Inquirer Newspapers,
(vi) BGL PLC amongst others.
He also has a commendable experiences in Project Management having worked for European Union co-sponsored Projects:
(i) Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme, WSSSRP and
(ii) MPP9=Micro Project Programme in the Nine Niger Delta States.
Between 2010 and 2012, Mr. Irokwe undertook financial advisory services for Tricity Oil Limited, Abuja, Erhimak Group, Oghara, Delta State and Asset management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). He was also part of the team that performed Forensic Audit and Reconciliations for Aso Savings and Loans PLC, Abuja.
Mr. Irokwe is married with children.
Karl has taken up roles from Business Developer to Project & Facilities Manager, within the Real Estate, Hospitality, Logistics, Agriculture, Health and Energy (Renewables and Oil & Gas) sectors.
Karl’s areas of focus, among other functions, are:
Optimizing clients' business processes with emphasis on simplicity & technology
Eliciting business requirements from client stakeholders
Conducting Market & Industry analyses
Adapting product & service offerings to fit the needs of clients and their customers
Designing marketing materials
He has produced business packages for various clients which have been approved by:
BMCE Commerce Bank of Africa (Morocco)
Federal Ministry of Finance (Nigeria)
Growbridge Advisory (UK)
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
School for Startups (UK)
Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF)