Ayo Othihiwa

Partner & Head, Financial Services Industry Audit

KPMG in Nigeria

Ayo is Partner and Head of our Financial Services Industry Audit Division, KPMG Nigeria and has garnered 27 years of professional experience providing audit, audit-related and advisory services. His experience cut across diverse industries and sectors of the economy including the public domain. Ayo has demonstrated his expertise on various clients’ engagement, delivering the highest value expected with leading practices.

Ayo has served as engagement partner on various projects, providing audit and financial advisory services, assurance services, financial, enterprise and operational risk management, business process reviews/audit, due diligence and strategic studies. He has served a large variety of companies in the financial services, oil and gas, consumer/industrial markets, extractive and aviation sectors in Nigeria and Ghana.

Ayo has particular experience in acquisition audits and business valuations, private business sale transactions, business process improvements and re-engineering and merger and acquisition due diligence reviews. He is responsible for overseeing and steering the audit services provided for the majority of our financial services industry clients (banks, insurance companies, discount houses, pension funds, etc.)

  • B.Sc Economics, Edo State University, Edo State, Nigeria

  • Advanced Management Programme, Lagos Business School

  • Leadership Development Certificate, Gordon Institute of Business Studies, University of South Africa

  • Associate, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria

  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria