KPMG, one of the global big four professional services Firms, has announced the appointment of Kunle Elebute as the new Chairman for KPMG Africa, a position that he would take on in addition to his current role as the National Senior Partner (NSP) for KPMG in Nigeria.
Elebute brings outstanding client service and leadership credentials, alongside in-depth knowledge of the African market and business environment, with over 35 years of professional experience advising clients in the private/public sectors in Nigeria, West and Sub-Sahara Africa. Prior to his appointment as the KPMG Africa Chairman, he has been the National Senior Partner for KPMG in Nigeria since October, 2016. Before that, he was the Head of Advisory Services with responsibility for Deal Advisory, Management Consulting, Risk Consulting and Information Technology Advisory.
Elebute qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 and has led various strategic and transformational projects for local and global clients. He was admitted as a Partner in 1996 and over the years, he has shown exemplary leadership, heading various functions and sectors including the Financial Services Audit Practice, Financial Advisory Services, the Financial Services Industry (FSI) and ‘Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare’ (IGH).
With this new appointment, Kunle Elebute is now a member of the KPMG Global Board and continues to sit on the KPMG Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMA) Board. Elebute serves on various not-for-profit Boards such as the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Society for Family Health, and the American Business Council amongst others.
According to Elebute, “With 33 offices servicing 54 countries, KPMG is well represented across the African continent. The Firm’s extensive network of practices enables KPMG to ensure that our clients have access to a blend of professionals who are well versed with local conditions, giving them access to skilled resources, no matter where they are in Africa. I am honored to take on this position of leadership for KPMG in Africa. As Africa continues to record an interesting interplay of rapid development across many economic sectors with disruption, rapid change and technological evolution; our commitment to inspire confidence and empower change in all we do for clients is one thing that unifies all the KPMG member Firms on the continent. We recognize that our commitment comes with a huge responsibility to many organizations across the continent and that is why everything we do is underpinned by a shared set of values that guide our every action, none more so than our focus on integrity.”