Toyin Gbagi

Partner & Chief Operating Officer (COO)

KPMG in Nigeria

Toyin is the Chief Operating Officer of KPMG in Nigeria. Prior to this role, she was the Partner and Head of Audit Consumer & Industrial Markets, and Head of People Strategy.

She has over 24 years of extensive experience in providing audit, assurance and advisory services to KPMG Nigeria’s varied clients in diverse industries and economies, delivering value-added services and helping her clients cut through complexities.

Toyin’s industry specialization is Consumer Markets, as well as Manufacturing and Telecommunications. She was the engagement partner on the audits of several large subsidiaries of multinationals operating in Nigeria including, publicly listed entities on the Nigerian Stock exchange, amongst others.

Toyin has in-depth knowledge of the Nigerian Consumer Markets and in serving both local and multi-national clients in a variety of the fast-moving consumer goods sector. She is well versed in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and familiar with the requirements of multinational group reporting both under IFRS and local statutory reporting requirements. In her capacity, she has assisted varied companies with the assessment and implementation of IFRS conversion. She is also recognised for her contributions to the development of telecommunications accounting in Nigeria and served as the Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Accounting Standards Board Committee on Telecommunications activities. This committee, prior to the adoption of IFRS in Nigeria, developed the Nigerian Accounting Standard that governed the accounting for all telecommunications activities in Nigeria.

Toyin has also had specific responsibility for assisting with implementing and monitoring risk management procedures focused on identifying, mitigating or minimising professional risks to KPMG Nigeria while still delivering high quality services.

In her previous role as Head, People Strategy, the key responsibility was to provide a strategic direction to ensure KPMG Nigeria remains a leading employer, attracting and retaining people of the highest standards. Overall, she led the Firm’s people strategic initiatives and championed the firm’s people agenda.

  • B.Sc Biochemistry

  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria

  • Member, Institute of Directors

  • Harvard Business School: Certificate in Leading Professional Services Firm