Uwagbai, Osameke Pius

Uwagbai, Osameke Pius –  Financial Controller

He is a lawyer and proactive professional chartered accountant with expertise in strategic financial management and reporting, treasury, structuring, recapitalization, investments, processes, taxation, budgeting and controls, profit operations, turn around management and administration of about 27 years professional experience. He was an accountant with Dunlop Nigeria Plc and Assistant Manger-Money Market Operations with Bacad Finance and Investment Company Ltd.

He joined Evans Medical Plc in 1995, a pharmaceutical manufacturing and marketing company as Management Accountant and rising to the position of Financial Controller/Group General Manager Finance.

In 2007, he moved to Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, a Conglomerate involve in Hospitality, Telecommunication, Processing, Oil and Gas as Senior Vice President Financial Control. He rose to the position of Group General Manager Finance before resigning late 2011 to set his financial and management consulting firm (Pijossy Consulting) and presently, the Managing Partner. In 2014 he was engaged as Group General Manager Finance and investment by Standard Alliance Insurance Plc to restructure and manage all group financial operations. In 2015 he move to Baklang Group as Group Chief Financial Officer, a group of companies in Oil and Gas sectors with specialty in Drilling services, Oil and Gas production, marine and offshore support services, manpower and logistics, etc. He rose to the position of Group Chief Operating/Financial Officer in 2018.

He is a graduate of Law from University of Lagos and a Chartered Accountant, an alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School, an MBA from University of Leicester UK and PGD in Ministerial Studies from Agape Generation Bible Institute. He holds professional fellowships of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Institute of Chartered Taxation of Nigeria and Nigeria Institute of Management. In addition to his secular preoccupations, he is an Associate Pastor in Agape Generation International Church. He enjoys intellectual engagements and has published several articles in leading journals. He is a resource person, career coach and facilitator for senior executives’ financial training courses.