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ICAN appoints Ahmed Kumshe as new registrar/chief executive


The Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) has approved the appointment of a new Registrar/Chief Executive, Professor Ahmed Modu Kumshe. He took over from former Registrar, Mr. John Evbodaghe, who retired on 31st December 2019.

Prof. Kumshe, holds a B.Sc in Accountancy from the University of Maiduguri in 1997, an M.Sc Accounting from the University of Lagos in 2002, M.B.A (Finance) from University of Maiduguri in 2003 and PhD in Accounting from Usman Dan Fodiyo University, Sokoto in 2012. He became a Professor in October, 2018.

Kumshe became an Associate of ICAN in 2001 and a Fellow in 2014. He joined the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) in 2003 and the Nigeria Accounting Association (NAA) in 2016. He also obtained a Certificate of Proficiency in Information Systems Management (CPISM) from APTECH Computer Education, Lagos in 2001.   


Prof. Kumshe, a University don and Chartered Accountant, has a robust academic and administrative experience spanning over 19 years. He served the University of Maiduguri and its Department of Accounting in various capacities.

He pioneered the automation of students’ degree and academic status computations using MS Excel (2005). Kumshe rose to become an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Accountancy of the University before he moved to ICAN.

As the Post-Graduate Coordinator, he improved the effectiveness of processes and graduation of Doctoral, Masters and Postgraduate Diploma for Accounting students.

As a result of the process upgrades he initiated, over sixty Postgraduate students graduated in the last 4 years (which was more than the total number of graduates since inception of the programmes in 2004) thereby enhancing both the productivity and revenue generation for the Department.  

He also engineered the introduction of Masters in Treasury and Financial Management programme which commenced in 2016/2017 academic session with over 20 students admitted.

Prof. Kumshe was a Visiting Lecturer to Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola and Yobe State University, Damaturu while he was External Examiner to Taraba State University; Adamawa State University; and Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri, Borno State.  
He became a member of the Governing Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in 2017. He served the Institute in various capacities before he was appointed Registrar/Chief Executive in October 2019.


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