Gbadegesin Omotayo GBEDE

Omotayo Gbede obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from University of Lagos in 1986 and passed the qualifying examination of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in 1987.

He was admitted as an Associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in 1989 and a Fellow of that Institute in 1996. Omotayo Gbede obtained his professional training with Coopers and Lybrand (an International firm of Chartered Accountants and Consultants now known as Price Waterhouse Coopers). He was admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (now National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria) in 1997. He was later admitted into the Council of that Institute in 1998 and elected President and Chairman of Council in 2002. In 2013, he became a Certified Strategic Marketing Professional and was awarded the Fellowship of the Institute of Capital Market Analysts in 2014. In 2015, Omotayo Gbede bagged a Masters of Science degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Liverpool.

As a respected trainer, Omotayo has been involved in training professionals in the fields of accountancy, banking, capital markets, marketing and management for more than 25 years. He had also facilitated in hundreds of seminars over the years, across major sectors of the Nigerian economy. As an Auditor, G.O. Gbede has been running his accounting firm (G.O. Gbede & Co {Chartered Accountants}) since 1990 till date and had undertaken series of statutory audits, regulatory compliance reviews for the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), due diligence Investigations, Diagnostic reviews, as well as litigation support interviews. As a consultant, Omotayo Gbede specializes in Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and had handled some Build Operate and Transfer transactions and trainings notable among which acting as Financial Adviser to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on the concessioning of the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 to Bi-Courtney Aviation Services as well as the Festac Phase II Concession. As a prolific writer, Omotayo Gbede has authored over 15 books covering the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Marketing, Corporate Finance and Information Technology.

His areas of experience cover Information Technology consulting, system/business process review and design, design of financial and control systems. He has also set up companies on turnkey basis for clients across industry. Gbede is unusually strong in business restructuring, financial system design, mergers and acquisition advisory services, feasibility studies and business Plan writing, business process outsourcing as well as strategy crafting and implementation.

He is currently the Managing Partner of G.O. Gbede & Co. (Chartered Accountants), the Managing Consultant of First County Consulting Limited and Director Westbourne Business School Lagos. Omotayo Gbede is married with children.