CECFI Director of Mentorship Program
F. Josiah Wada, Ph.D.
M.Sc., MBA, CFA, CFIA, CAN, ACTI, FCE (USA)
Dr Wada has been a multinational public sector Forensic Accountant, Financial Consultant, University professor and Public Finance Analyst for over a decade in the United States of America, Europe and Africa. He is well experienced in consulting for Multinational organizations, State and Federal Governments, NGOs and professional accounting bodies. Dr Wada holds a PhD in Public Finance and a Master’s degree in Business administration (MBA) from Southern University and A & M College-Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He has also earned a Master of Science degree in Accounting & Finance from De Montfort University Leicester, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria.
Besides his academic qualifications, he has acquired firsthand experience in private and public service, including the State of Connecticut as Contracts and Grants Administrator, Adjunct Professor in Barney School of the Business University of Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Dr Wada has also participated n various conferences as a key speaker, and he is committed to sharing knowledge and experience among professional peers. He is a scholar-practitioner and has acquired international professional accreditations in several continents.
Dr Wada is a searcher and highly innovative and experienced in promoting due diligence in business operation, forensic expert, and knowledge in combating white-collar crimes. He is a Certified Forensic Accountant (Canada) and Certified Forensic and Investigative Auditors (Canada). Other professional certifications include Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified National Accountants (CNA-Nigeria), Certified Public Accountant (CPA-UK) and Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACTI). Dr Wada is a Fellow of the Chartered Economics of Nigeria (FCE) and The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC). He is a Certified Life Insurance Producer’s Association (CLIP)
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