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Grant Thornton admits new partners

By Guardian Nigeria
20 September 2022   |   3:33 am
Grant Thornton Nigeria has admitted Kingsley Opara and Lateef Emiola as new partners in audit and advisory service lines, respectively.

Grant Thornton Nigeria has admitted Kingsley Opara and Lateef Emiola as new partners in audit and advisory service lines, respectively.
 
This is just as the firm restated its focus to challenge conventions and deliver game-changing solutions to clients and stakeholders by sustaining its positioning as a strategic growth market (SGM) within the global network.
 
Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Grant Thornton Nigeria, Dr. Ngozi Ogwo, who stated that today’s fast-evolving business environment needed an equally agile force to measure up and succeed in the ecosystem, said, hence the rapid response and the authentic showcase of the firm’s flexibility to changing needs with the admission of two more partners.
 
“We are ambitious, for clients and ourselves. We are not content delivering basic satisfaction, but hinge our results on quality standards that enable our people and clients to go beyond limitations and achieve their ambitions,” she said.
 


She added that the firm was confident that their collective expertise and experience in the corporate world would be a great asset to clients as they join the existing partners in providing best-in-class solutions to business challenges.
 
Opara, who was appointed partner in the audit service line, is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) with over 15 years of work experience in the financial services industry. 

He joined Grant Thornton Nigeria in 2008 and manages a diverse portfolio of clients in non-governmental and not-for-profit organisations, as well as businesses that cut across various sectors and industries, such as Information Technology, media and telecommunication, oil and gas, marketing and communication, transportation, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) organisations, and real estate.
 
Emiola, a forensic accountant and chartered banker with over 20 years experience, has earned for himself the ‘specialist’ status for identifying risks in business. 
 
He plays significant roles in helping clients attain success by offering his expertise in certified processes and controls activities that surround such processes.

Emiola has been with the firm for 13 years and currently works with both local and multinational clients delivering quality advisory services in accounting, budgeting, payroll, and payroll tax structures, corporate governance, risk-based internal audit and fraud risk management investigations, among other services.