Press release: AICPA & CIMA announces launch of inaugural Africa Regional Engagement Group


The goal of the Africa Regional Engagaement Group is to help shape the global accounting profession.

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), representing nearly 700,000 members and students of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), has announced the appointment of 10 members to its inaugural Africa Regional Engagement Group (REG).

The REG has been set up to provide an African voice and strategic input to the world’s most influential body of accounting professionals. It will serve the Association’s governing board and CIMA Council in Africa.

The 10 REG members are:

  • Chairman: Professor Tankiso Moloi, FCMA, CGMA, professor and chair of UJ/ETDP-SETA 4IR Initiatives at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.
  • Vice chairman: Patricia Duru, ACMA, CGMA, CFO at FiberOne Broadband in Nigeria.

Committee Members:

  • Benjamin Opare, ACMA, CGMA, business controller at Vlisco Group in Ghana.
  • Frank Boateng, ACMA, CGMA, vice dean of Office of Research, Innovation, and Consultancy at the University of Mines and Technology in Ghana.
  • Funmi Adesida, FCMA, CGMA, principal partner at ADF Business Solutions in Nigeria.
  • Kudzai Chuma, ACMA, CGMA, senior lecturer at Botho University in Botswana.
  • Mikateko Tshetshe, FCMA, CGMA, head of finance at Unilever in South Africa.
  • Oluseyi Olanrewaju, FCMA, CGMA, group CFO at SecureID Limited Group in Nigeria.
  • Thandazo Moyo, ACMA, CGMA, specialist in vehicle and asset financing at Standard Bank PLC in Malawi.
  • Vincent Kakuwa, CIMA Candidate, entrepreneur in Zambia.

Tariro Mutizwa, ACMA, CGMA, regional vice president Africa, representing the AICPA and CIMA, said:

“I am pleased to welcome this group of vibrant professionals as the inaugural members of this new Group. I am certain that they will contribute immensely to help the accounting profession address key business and economic issues such as digital transformation, productivity, and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) challenges during their twelve-month tenure.”

Professor Tankiso Moloi, FCMA, CGMA, chairman of the REG, concluded:

“We are honoured to be entrusted with this significant responsibility, and we look forward to supporting the Association and its mission to drive a dynamic accounting profession ready to meet the demands of a constantly changing, disruptive world. We also look forward to working closely with the Regional Vice President to deliver the African region’s member engagement strategy and showcasing how Africa is advancing accounting and finance practices to benefit consumers, businesses, public services and society.”

Appointments to the REG are made for a 12-month duration and responsibilities will include identifying key trends in the local markets impacting customers, stakeholders, and the profession; representing, engaging, and advocating for the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation; and providing perspective into the development of the Association’s global strategic plan as it relates to both Public and Management Accounting.