Accenture Nigeria has named Mr. Niyi Yusuf as its Country Managing Director with effect from April 1, 2010. Mr. Niyi Yusuf who currently head the companyâ€™s Systems and Integration Growth platform in NigeriaÂ succeeds Mrs. Omobola Johnson.
A statement by Accenture said the appointment of Niyi Yusuf as Country Managing Director follows the expiration of the five_year term in office by Mrs. Omobola Johnson who has been appointed Chairman of Accenture Nigeria.
According to a statement, â€œNiyi Yusuf, head of the technology group at Accenture Nigeria, is a graduate of Computer Science and Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile_Ife.
He joined Accenture in 1995 after spending 4 years in the Nigerian Information Technology sector. Having spent over 14 years in Accenture, Niyi brings to his new position a broad range of experience, skills and capabilities with an enviable record of achievements in project delivery and systems improvement.
He has managed the implementation and delivery of many turnkey projects for clients in various industries spanning manufacturing, oil & gas, banking, insurance and the public sector.â€
Speaking at a leadership change meeting in Lagos, the out_going Country Managing Director expressed confidence in the ability of the new leadership team to deliver on the Accenture brand promise.
â€œI am confident that Niyi, with the support of a very strong team of senior executives will continue on this growth path and I am sure that you will give Niyi and my colleagues the same level of support that you gave me in my 5 years of leading Accenture in Nigeria,â€ Omobola said.
She noted that Niyi brings to bear on the practice all that Accenture cherishes in its core values of stewardship, enviable work ethic, in_depth knowledge of business competencies and passion for both people and clients, adding that the new Country Managing Director also represents the strength of Accenture as a technology_led company that globally derives more than 70 percent of its income from technology_based deliverables.
Responding, the new Country Managing Director said he feels extremely honoured and humbled to have been found worthy of the position.
His words, â€œI am honoured and humbled to be selected as Country Managing Director and to have received overwhelming support from my fellow directors and colleagues.â€
He expressed gratitude to the Accenture senior leadership whom he reckons will continue with the tradition of mentorship by serving as ambassadors of the firm in its relationship with clients, businesses and public sector leaders, stressing that â€˜the continued involvement of the senior leadership will further strengthen Accentureâ€™s leadership position as a truly dynamic organization with extraordinary aptitude for change that continually help businesses and governments become high performers.â€™