Emmanuel IjewereIndependent Director

    Board of Directors


    Emmanuel Ijewere

    Independent Director

    Emmanuel Ijewere is one of Nigeria’s most respected Accountants/Tax Consultants and is an Independent Director of Nova Merchant Bank Limited.

    In recognition of his commitment to excellence and professionalism, he has served as the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, the Accounting Bodies of West Africa and the President Institute of Directors Nigeria during which he introduced major transformative initiatves to the two bodies.  He has also held the position of the National President, Nigerian Red Cross Society as well as the Chairman, West African Sub-Region of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. While in these positions, he infused a high level of transparency and governance and instituted tracking mechanisms that improved response time to disasters and consequent reduction of casualty levels.

    Mr. Ijewere has played a key role on many national transformational initiatives including the Chairman of the Value Added Tax Committee which introduced VAT into the country and the Chairman of the Agriculture and Food Security Commission of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group. He is currently the National Coordinator of the Nigeria Agribusiness Group which is the umbrella body for agriculture and agribusiness in Nigeria.

    Mr. Ijewere was the founding partner of Ijewere & Co, one of the foremost firms of Chartered Accountants, Management Consultants and Chartered Tax Advisers in Nigeria having started his career in 1965 with Coopers & Lybrand. He sits on the board of several companies and is currently the Chairman of the Best Foods Group.

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