A new Executive Director has been appointed for the foremost environmental conservation group in Nigeria, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation. He is Mr. Adeniyi Karunwi.
Mr. Karunwi, a Chartered Accountant brings in a wide range of experiences from the business world to the nature conservation in Nigeria.
The new Executive Director is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACTI) and a full Member of the Chartered Institute of Management (MNIM). He possesses an MBA in Project Management from the University of Ghana Business School and is also an alumnus of the Lagos Business School (LBS), Advanced Management Programme (AMP). He has attended various foreign courses, including the Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB) Executive Program in Leadership and the University of Manchester Business School (MBS) Strategic Leadership Development Programme.
Before now, Mr. Karunwi has had over 25 years experience in audit, taxation, banking operations and marketing, human resources, administration and management, financial strategy and control, budget and planning, performance management and information technology.
After working in several banks, he joined Access Bank Plc and was its Financial Controller and later the Group Head, Central Operations, with direct supervision of Trade Finance Department, Domestic Operations Department and Central Cheque-Clearing Department. He later joined CrusaderSterling Pensions Limited, a licensed Pension Fund Administrator (PFA) and was its Group Head, Corporate Services, overseeing Operations Department, Information Technology Department and Financial Control and Administration Department. He was briefly with Cornerstone Insurance Plc before joining the West African Monetary Institute, Accra, Ghana in January 2009 as its Director, Finance and Administration.
“My mission is to reposition the Foundation in line with the vision and missions of her founding fathers while introducing creative ideas into nature conservation efforts and initiatives. We can achieve this aim through our work with all stakeholders including the private sector to create large-scale changes. Like any other product, conservation is a good product that can be sellable if properly marketed", said Karunwi.