Larry Nigeria

Olanrewaju Sharafa AFA MIPA
Regional Director, Nigeria


I am an Education Manager recognised for my expertise in corporate governance. I have more than seven years’ experience in directing initiatives, securing funding, administering budgets, monitoring educational outcomes, and enabling students to attain career qualification criteria through vocational and classroom instruction. I am currently managing the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) contract worth £1.8 million for a UK-based independent further education (FE) provider.

Before I was appointed a funding manager within the FE sector, I lectured in corporate governance modules in the Accounting & Finance Division at London South Bank University. 

Given my strong commitment to good governance, I have recently been appointed by the London Borough of Lewisham as a Local Authority Governor for governing bodies constituted under the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012.

I am linked to a wide network of professionals, having qualified and been admitted into membership of institutes such as:ICSA - The Governance Institute, UKRIAT Division

  • Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA), UK
  • The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) Australia
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • Chartered Institute of Loan and Risk Management of Nigeria (CILRM)
  • Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals of Nigeria (IIFP)

Professionally, I enjoy networking, mentoring, researching and contributing to knowledge, especially within the field of governance and accounting. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to TED talk and watching boxing.

Contact details


M: +234 7030673609 (Nigeria)
M: +44 (0)7477 725002 (UK)
E: [email protected]
Skype name: sharafao_1
Twitter: @Olanrewaju_Sha