In Touch - June 2019

June 2019 edition

Welcome to the June edition of InTouch, our Alumni newsletter

In this edition, we have a special feature on Peter Amangbo, former Managing Director of Zenith Bank, and an interview with Seyi Banigbe, Creative Director Bland2Glam. We also present highlights of the Staff & Alumni games that held in December; catch up on Alumni news and developments in PwC and also showcase some of our latest publications.

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Obioma Uba

Foreword

I am really excited about this edition of In-Touch, mainly because it shows our alumni excelling in their various endeavours. We’re so #PwCProud of you.

In this edition, two of our alumni are in the spotlight: Peter Amangbo and Seyi Banigbe.

Peter Amangbo, the former Managing Director of Zenith Bank, reflects on how his time at our legacy firm, PriceWaterhouse, prepared him for his career as a banker.

Seyi Banigbe has been described as a serial entrepreneur. After successful careers in both professional services, and in oil & gas, Seyi  ventured out on her own, creating and hosting her own TV Talk Show, founded a boutique law firm, and a jewelry business. We follow her journey, from PwC to her current capacity as the Creative Director of Bland2Glam.

We ended 2018 on a fun note, with the PwC Staff & Alumni games 2018. It was a great opportunity for our people, alumni, and their families to network, and keep fit by competing in various games. If you were unavoidably absent, keep an eye out for the next alumni event happening near you.

We appreciate the contributions of our alumni at our International Women’s Day Seminar in March: Seyi Banigbe and Dupe Akinsuin were both speakers at the event - which focused on this year’s theme “Balance for better”.

In this edition, we also share with you our recent publications on the capital markets, agriculture, health sector, The Case for Open Banking in Nigeria, and the PwC 2019 CEO Survey. We hope that you find the publications insightful.

We’re always looking to hear from you. Visit our website alumni page to update your profile. If you would like to feature in the magazine or have some news you’d like to share please send an email to delia.asuzu@pwc.com

Obioma Ubah, Alumni Relations Partner

 

Alumni in the spotlight: Peter Amangbo, former MD Zenith Bank Plc

It was an exciting time, and we were very proud of the firm-- Peter Amangbo

Peter Amangbo started his career in 1989 as an auditor with one of our legacy firms, PriceWaterhouse. For him, it was an exciting and challenging time. The banking industry in Nigeria at the time, had just been deregulated, which led to several new banks entering the market. And then these new banks began to poach people from firms in the professional services.

The deregulation of the banking sector led to high employee turnover, but it also created opportunities for young people.

“At a very young age,'' Peter Amangbo said, “I was handling very challenging and sensitive assignments, which was a big positive for me.”

To read the rest of this special feature, click here


Interview with Seyi Banigbe, Creative Director at Bland2Glam

In-Touch: Hello Seyi. We’re so excited to have this chat with you.

Seyi: Thanks for having me, I feel really honoured doing this!

In-Touch: Tell us about a memorable experience during your time at PwC

Seyi: A memorable experience would be when I had to train my unit during one of our bi-weekly training sessions. I realized I was comfortable with conducting the research and preparing my training slides, but had sleepless nights over how to actually deliver a formal presentation. I was so worried about using the right expressions, gesticulations, as well as my ability to teach/convince people effectively, while infusing the right dose of icebreakers and humour.  

I remember having several chats with my mentor, going over my lines and planning my look. The day came and I was so jittery..... to read the rest of the interview click here


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Staff & Alumni Games 2018

If you weren’t at the Staff & Alumni games that held on 15 December 2018, you missed out on a lot of fun, dancing, games and more. 

Eight Republics, made up of Staff & Alumni, competed for who will be crowned champions of the Staff & Alumni Games 2018. After a gruelling contest, FSI Republic emerged champions; followed by TRS and IFS Republics in second and third positions respectively.

 


Alumni News

PwC alumnus receives US distinguished professional achievement award

Hearty congratulations to Dr. Lucy Newman, who has been chosen as the recipient for the prestigious Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award by the United States-based International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).

During her time in PwC, she was a Senior Consultant with the Advisory Performance Improvement Practice team. Lucy Newman is currently the CEO FITC. Read more

 

PwC alumnus appointed CEO of IMPAC Engineering & Operations Company

Chinwe Ogbanufe has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of IMPAC Engineering & Operations Management. She was formerly the Group Head Human Resources & Office Services at Nestoil Limited.

Chinwe Ogbanufe exited from PwC in 2013 as a Senior Consultant with the People & Change team. We wish her success in her new role.

eTranzact appoints PwC alumnus as Acting MD

eTranzact International has appointed Niyi Toluwalope as the Acting Managing Director.

Niyi Toluwalope started his career with PwC in 2004, working with both audit and advisory services teams. Read more  

PwC alumnus appointed CFO of UPDC

Folakemi Fadahunsi has been appointed the Chief Financial Officer and Director of UACN Property Development Company.

She was with the Advisory Finance and Accounting team for five years. Read more

PwC alumnus appointed Ebonyi State revenue

Mike Chukwu has been sworn in as the Chairman of Internal Revenue Board of Ebonyi State.

Mike Chukwu trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in our legacy firm, Price Waterhouse, in the 1980s, where for four years he was involved in multi-disciplinary assignments in consulting, auditing and taxation. Read more

PwC alumnus appointed acting CFO Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI)

Ayo Adepoju has been appointed as the acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the parent company of Ecobank Group.

Ayo Adepoju was a Manager with the Financial Services Industry Practice team from 2005 to 2010. Read more

 


PwC News

The PwC Experience Centre Lagos is officially open for business. The centre, which was launched on 19 June 2019, is the newest member of a growing family of more than 30 Experience Centres around the world with a shared goal: foster innovation to create products and services that delight customers.

The Experience Centre is designed to combine Business Technology and Experience to draw out value from the market, build entirely new platforms, experiment with prototypes, simulate scenarios, test them and have a one-on-one engagement with our clients as we solve their business problems.

At the commissioning ceremony were Mr Urum Eke, Group MD, FBN Holdings, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, Mr Ben Akabueze, DG Budget Office who represented the Vice President, Mr Jim Ovia (CON), amongst many other business leaders.

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Clients and Markets Development, PwC Nigeria

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