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Assistant Professor, York University, Canada

Dr. Akolisa Ufodike is an assistant professor in the School of Administrative Studies (auditing) and the school of public policy (grad studies in public policy administration and law). His research interests include accountability, public-private partnerships, and actor networks. He writes regularly about equity, diversity, inclusion, and civic engagement. He is an ad-hoc reviewer for JBE, BAFA, AAA, and CAAA. Dr. Ufodike is a licensed public practitioner by CPA Alberta and is also a CPA case examiner and brand ambassador.

Prior to Academia, he spent 25 years as a finance executive with professional experience spanning telecoms, banking, oil and gas, utilities, and consumer packaged goods with organizations including Bell Canada and Molson Coors. He was co-founder and CFO for Jaguar Wireless, a participant in the 2007 Canadian wireless spectrum auction. His last role in industry was as CFO and COO of Corridor Communications Inc (CCI Wireless) one of Canada’s largest wireless ISP’s.

A graduate of Haskayne’s Ph.D. and Cornell’s MBA program, Dr. Ufodike is a Canadian FCPA, a US CPA, a UK FCCA and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He's also a Certified Director - ICD.D by the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Dr. Ufodike sits on the Provincial Audit Committee for Alberta and the board of the Canada Nigerian Chamber of Commerce. He is Chair of the National Council of the Association of Black Conservatives. He previously sat on the board of the Loyalist Group, a TSX Listed Company where he was also Chair of the Audit Committee. He has served on the board of several charities including, Peel Literacy Guild where he was treasurer and the Black Business and Professional Association. Dr. Ufodike has also previously served as treasurer for Scouts Canada (Chinook Council) and thereafter as the Chairman.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor, York University, Canada

Education

  • 2017 
    University of Calgary, PHD
  • 2008 
    Cornell University, MBA
  • 2006 
    Laurentian University, BCom

Grants and Contracts

  • 2009
    PHD Grant
    Role:
    PHD Student & Researcher
    Funding Source:
    CGA Alberta

Professional Memberships

  • CFE
  • FCPA
  • FCCA
  • ICD.D
  • CPA (OR, USA)

Honours

Fellowship of Chartered Professional Accountants Association (FCPA)