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Iheanyi Odinakachi Anyahara

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Nigeria

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Coordinating Director, Directorates of Accounting Standards (Public and Private Sectors) and Sustainability Reporting Unit, Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria

Dr. Iheanyi Odinakachi Anyahara has over three decades of industry experience, of which more than 20 years have been in financial reporting and management, accounting standard setting and financial reporting regulation at the Financial Reporting Council (erstwhile Nigerian Accounting Standards Board). He acted as the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria during a 14-month interregnum (March 1, 2020 to May 18, 2021) when he was charged with responsibility for steering the agency to maintain the steady oversight of financial reporting nationwide. He is currently the Coordinating Director/Head, Directorates of Accounting Standards (Public & Private Sectors) and Sustainability Reporting Unit at the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria.

Dr. Anyahara has played several leadership roles in the local and global accounting profession due to his readiness for service when called upon. He served as a member of Inter-Ministerial Committee on National Chart of Accounts for Nigeria as well as member of the IPSAS GAP analysis Committee. He was the Secretary to the National Stakeholders’ Committee on the Roadmap to the Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in Nigeria.

Dr. Anyahara is member of several professional bodies among which are Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Fellow, Association of Forensic Accounting Researchers and Nigerian Institute of Management. He serves as a resource to both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and Association of National Accountants of Nigeria. He is also a member of the ICAN’s Corporate Reporting faculty.

Dr. Anyahara is a technical advisor to International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSAS) member Yacuoba Traore, having previous served as a technical advisor to IPSASB member Christopher Nyong. Dr. Anyahara is currently the Chair, Adoption Readiness Working Group (ARWG) for sustainability reporting in Nigeria.