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Purpose

Sharing knowledge, experiences and proffering solutions to issues and challenges relating organizations and how they create business sustainability and manage their long-term sustainability footprints by building Trust and Integrity.

History

Over 27 years of cognate experience spanning Banking and Finance, Oil and Gas, Power, Audit and Business Process Re-Engineering. Retired as General Manager Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Officer at Sahara Group Limited.

Accomplishment

Author - CRAPI FART - Perspective for an Emerging Market, Co-Speaker at WEF-PACI Vanguard Conference on Re-building Trust & Integrity in Business, Editor of the first ever published Sustainability Report in the Energy sector in Nigeria. Co-anchor Business Half Hour in partnership with Nairametrics and Classic 97.3Fm radio station. Business Analyst – FreshlyPressed Smooth 98.1FM radio Station.

Governance, Risk & Compliance

The art of farting though considered extremely disgusting is an act that brings about huge relief for any individual farting. So also is the right GRC systems for organizations who want to create sustainable footprints in any sector of the econony. As such when next you are looking at setting up your GRC system remember to apply the CRAPI (Corporate Law, Risk Management, Accounting & Finance Management, Project & Strategic Management and Internal Controls) concept using its synergistic effects towards leaving your indelible sustainability footprints.

Finance & Controls

For many finance & control persons, it is either about the accounting numbers or the levels of controls in place. The reality though is this – for businesses to remain going-concerns the financial numbers and the controls must help businesses to become proactive rather than reactive. As such, as a finance or control officer, your role goes beyond generating the financial numbers and/or the ensuring that there are controls in place. We should be getting a better understanding of the stories that bring about these numbers and the risk to be mitigated by the controls.

Business Process Re-Engineering

A business without Policies, Processes and Procedures, runs the risk of not being in existence over the long-term. To ensure business continuity over the long-term, there is the need to regularly re-engineer and update internal operations in order to align with current realities of the ever-changing global economy. This enables such businesses to continue to provide value adding activities that helps to maintain their systems of Trust & Integrity FART – (Fairness, Accountability, Responsibility & Transparency).

My story

Uade is the author of the book CRAPI FART – Perspective for an Emerging Market. The book deals with challenges faced by emerging market businesses in the areas of Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Compliance. He is also the co-anchor of the Classic 97.3FM radio program Business Half Hour (BHH) in partnership with Nairametrics. He also appears as a guest Business Analyst on the Smooth 98.FM radio program Freshly Pressed as well as other business discussion programs on the station.

He has over 25 years of cognate experience across areas such as Consulting, Business development, Banking, Oil & Gas, Energy, Infrastructure Development, Business Process Reengineering, Finance, Accounting, Auditing and Internal Control and retired as General Manager Governance, Risk and Compliance at Sahara Group to pursue new ventures.

Whilst at Sahara, he was responsible for setting up and managing the Group’s – Internal Audit, Management Information Systems and Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Compliance as well as been the Acting Managing Director of the Group’s logistics and warehousing operations (Sahara Bulk Storage Facilities Limited).

He was also involved in developing, implementing and managing the set up of Sahara Group’s Power assets (Ikeja Electric, Egbin Power PLC and First Independent Power Limited), where he was responsible for developing and implementing the Management Information System measurement system for business reviews and measurement, as well as the Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance Management system.

Following the structures developed and managed by his department, Sahara Group was admitted into the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) – Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) in 2015 where he was a panelist at the Spring meeting on the highest body of the PACI community – PACI Vanguard Council on developing initiatives towards Rebuilding Trust and Integrity in Business.

The structures developed enabled the platform for Sahara Group to partner for the first time with the United Nation through the United Nations Development Program – Sustainable Development Goals Fund where Sahara Group was nominated as a member Private Sector Advisory Board (PSAG).He worked as team lead, for Sahara Group in creating the needed framework, governance, risk and compliance as well as operational system for a partnership in conjunction with the SDGF team on a project – Food Africa Project towards providing employment, eradicating poverty and empowering people (with an emphasis on gender equality and women empowerment). The project would also see to the reduction in food wastage and improving and increasing food production sustainability in Kaduna State. The project is in conjunction with other stakeholders – FAO, ILO, Kaduna State Government and ITC– on implementing a private-public partnership towards improving the food value chain for farmers and creating sustainability in the agricultural sector of the Nigerian economy.

He worked as team lead with WEF-PACI coordination department in putting together a program – Re-Building Trust and Integrity in Business – with focus on Nigeria which was in line with the 2015 Federal Government of Nigeria stance on anti-corruption and PACI’s focus in helping to develop a sustainable program that will help bring together both the public and private sector in the fight against corruption.

He was responsible for the management of developing and publishing the first ever sustainability report for the Group in 2015, and successfully spearheaded and managed the publication of the first ever in the history of the Nigerian Power Sector, Sustainability Reports for Ikeja Electric and Egbin Power Plc for the 2015 financial year in line the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards.

Uade Ahimie has 2 daughters.

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