Chief Financial Officer
Ifeanyi Chukwuonye is the Chief Financial Officer at Nova Merchant Bank Limited. Prior to this role, he was the Chief Financial Officer of the Kenyan subsidiary of United Bank for Africa Plc where he was responsible for financial strategy and planning, oversight of accounting practices, budget preparation, financial reporting and tax management. He was instrumental to the development of its turnaround strategy which improved the profitability of the subsidiary.
Mr. Chukwuonye started his career at KPMG Professional Services where he rose to level of Manager in Financial Services Division of its Audit and Assurance Practice. He was responsible for coordinating teams on financial statement audits and financial advisory engagements on some of the largest banks and insurance companies in Nigeria. He was also an active member of the KPMG IFRS conversion team which performed the maiden IFRS conversion on several financial institutions following the adoption of IFRS reporting in Nigeria.
Mr. Chukwuonye possesses a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Uyo. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and a Certified Public Accountant from the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.