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PROF. USMAN ALI AWHEELA

Success they say makes appreciable meaning to those who have developed their potentials by exploiting every opportunity that comes their way. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Professor Usman Ali Awheela, PhD, DBA, Ed.D, DD, FCMA, FAIA, FCPA, FIPA, FFA, CFAP, CFS hails from Chori, Jaba Local Government of Kaduna State, Nigeria. He was born on the 10th August,1957. He has many academic credentials to his credit which includes B.Sc in Accounting at Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria; Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Management at University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria; Masters Degree (MBA) in Accounting and M.Sc in Management at Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. In the United States, he had his DBA in Entrepreneurship and Business Management at California Intercontinental University, Irvine, California; He had his M.Sc. in Criminal Justice at Southwest University, Kenner, Louisiana State and subsequently completed his Doctor of Divinity (DD) at Northwestern Theological Seminary, New Port Richey, Florida. In the Caribbean, he graduated at Charisma University, Providencials, Turks and Caicos Islands with a PhD in Business Administration with specialization in Accounting and Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Higher Education.

Awheela is also a Professor of Forensic Accounting at Irish University Business School, London. He is a Professor of Education Management at Charisma University in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Awheela is a Certified Professional Accountant by the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria. He is a renounced Educator, Certified Forensic Accountant, Entrepreneur and Business Manager.

He is notable for ownership of many Professional and Educational institutions in Nigeria which includes the Chartered Institute of Cost and Management Accountants; the Chartered Institute of Forensic Accountants of Nigeria; the Association of Cost and Management Accountants; the Awheela Forensic Accounting Consultants; Awheela Cost and Management Accounting Consultants; the Academy of Entrepreneurship and Business Management and Best Global Business and Financial School in Kaduna, Nigeria.

He is a member of many professional bodies both locally and from many countries which include his Fellow Membership (FAIA) of the Association of International Accountants, UK; Fellow member of Institute of Financial Accountants (FFA), UK; Fellow Member (FCPA) of The Association of International Certified Public Accountants, U.K; Fellow Member (FIPA) of Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Australia; Fellow (FICFA) of The Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants, USA; Fellow member (FCPA) of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Pakistan; Certified Financial Accountant(CFA) of the Society of Certified Financial Accountants, Canada; Fellow Member of Institute of Forensic Accountants of Pakistan; Certified Financial Accountant (CFA) of the Society of Accounting Education of Pakistan; Fellow Member (FCPA) of the Certified Public Accounting Association, U.K; Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS) of the Association of Certified Fraud Specialist, U.S; Certified Financial Consultant (CFC) from Institute of Financial Consultants, Canada; Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA) from the Institute of Internal Control, USA; Full Member(MNIM) of Nigerian Institute of Management; Chartered Business Administrator (CBA) from Chartered Association of Business Administrator, U. S; Member of American College of Forensic Examiners International (ACFEI), USA; Doctorate member (DIPFM) of the Institute of Professional Financial Managers, U. K; Fellow member (FSPA) of The Society of Public Accountants, U.K; Fellow member (FIMS) of The Institute of Management Specialist, U.K; Fellow member (FCDA) of Academy of Commercial Diplomacy, U. K; Member of Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Accountants, Canada; Chartered Management Consultants (ChMC) of the Chartered Institute of Management Consultants, Canada; Chartered Certified Financial Consultant (CCFC) of the Canadian Association of Financial Consultants;  Certified Forensic Accounting Professional of the Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants, USA and Fellow member of Society of Business Practitioners, U.K.

Professor Usman Ali Awheela is a Professor of Forensic Accounting and a Professor of Education Management. He is a specialist in Forensic Accounting, a Chartered Accountant and also an Independent Consultant on Education, Entrepreneurship and Business Management. He is also a specialist in Organizational development and Human Resource Management. He has devised specialist programmes of training and professional development in Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Business Management which he runs for some local and foreign Institutions. His professional area of interest is Forensic Accounting, Management Accounting, Management Consultancy, Entrepreneurship Development and Business Management. He has many academic and professional publications to his credit.

He provides functional leadership and corporate transformation. Professor Awheela has built and manages teams, engaged in development of Entrepreneurial endeavors by integrating Financial Strategy with Business strategy. In his business pursuit, he assumes the role of a Business Growth Navigator, Turnover Surgeon and a Business model Transformer.