Chief Executive Officer
Financial Reporting Council, Nigeria

Jim Osayande Obazee is the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria. In that capacity, he oversees the setting, monitoring and enforcement of Financial Reporting Standards and Corporate Governance practices in both Public and Private Sectors of the Nigerian economy. He is also responsible for harmonizing the activities of relevant professional and regulatory bodies in Nigeria. In his earlier role, he has been on attachment to FASB, USA and ASB, Canada. He was the Chairman of the 29th Session of UNCTAD-ISAR and Chairman of the Committee of the Roadmap to the adoption of IFRS in Nigeria. He holds an M.Sc in Accounting, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and a member of American Accounting Association.