Our managing team
Mazars in Nigeria has an experienced workforce which comprises administrators and technical employees: auditors, consultants, tax experts and secretarial officers.
UHABIA OJIKE, MANAGING PARTNER
Uhabia holds a B.Sc. in Banking & Finance from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and an MBA from the University of Manchester. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CITN).
With over 18 years of experience, he has vast audit and taxation expertise across various industries. These include providing audit, tax and advisory services for multinational companies in diverse industries which include oil and gas, telecommunications, insurance, banking, aviation, manufacturing, agricultural, construction, trading and educational industries.
Prior to joining Mazars, Uhabia spent over ten years working for Deloitte both locally and internationally.
He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and attended the Leading Professional Services Firm Program at Harvard Business School.
ELIZABETH ORLUIKE, PARTNER – AUDIT & ASSURANCE SERVICES
Elizabeth is a Partner in our Audit & Assurance unit. She has extensive experience serving local and multi-national companies assisting them achieve their strategic financial objectives. She is responsible for the successful delivery of audit engagements to our clients in diverse industries and sectors and provides them with expert guidance on financial statement reviews and compilations, financial reporting, compliance regulations, financial and management advisory and internal control reviews.
Her specialities and expertise include providing assurance related services and audits performed in accordance with both the International Standards on Auditing. She develops and prepares risk assessments and audit plans, identifies gaps in financial controls, reviews tests on clients' internal control procedures and policies and makes practical recommendations.
Elizabeth holds a B.Sc. in Accounting, an MBA from the Business School Netherlands (BSN), and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). She is also the first female partner in the firm’s history.
PETER NWOFIA, PARTNER – TAX & REGULATORY SERVICES
Peter holds a bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of Nigeria and is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Texas, USA.
As a Partner in the Tax and Regulatory Services unit of the firm, he provides strategic direction and co-ordinates the provision of transfer pricing and tax advisory services to local and international businesses in a broad range of industries.
With over 7 years professional experience, Peter has been involved in major aspects of tax practice; varying from domestic taxes, international tax advisory, successful due diligence on M&A, transfer pricing planning and implementation, as well as support during tax audits and investigations.
Peter heads the Tax and Regulatory Services unit of the firm. He is also a member of the engagement quality control review team of the firm.
OLUFUNSO OLA-OJO, DIRECTOR – TAX & REGULATORY SERVICES
Funso is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN); he holds a BSc. in Economics from Olabisi Onabanjo University.
Prior to joining Mazars in June 2020, ‘Funso worked in Deloitte & Touche and Andersen Tax for about 9 years providing tax and regulatory services to local, multinational and foreign individuals and corporates. Over the course of his career, he has distinguished himself as a seasoned tax and business advisor. His experience cuts across a broad range of tax and regulatory solutions. These include tax and regulatory opinions, individual & corporate tax compliance, tax due diligence (mergers & acquisitions), tax structuring, tax audit/investigation support, tax optimization, strategy & risk assessments, tax accounting & reporting and tax dispute resolution. His professional experience covers a wide variety of industries which include: Consumer business, Hotel and Hospitality, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Trading, Construction, Transportation and Logistics, Courier services and Oil and Gas.
He has contributed to several thought leadership content on tax and fiscal matters in the print and electronic media and has facilitated several training sessions/programs for clients and various tax authorities in Nigeria.