Tomi Adepoju

Partner & Head, Board Governance Centre

KPMG in Nigeria

Tomi has vast experience in Internal Audit

Tomi is Partner & Head, Board Governance Centre of KPMG in Nigeria and also doubles as the head of the Board Advisory practice. She is a highly skilled executive and has accumulated over 21 years of professional business advisory experience, delivering quality services to national and multinational businesses on various assignments across key industries including consumer/industrial markets, telecommunications and financial services.

Tomi has substantial experience in the establishment, review and transformation of internal audit function, enterprise risk management function and internal control system. She also leads the outsourced internal audit functions of various companies, listed and unlisted. She has assisted a number of organisations in establishing their compliance function including automating their regulatory rule book.

As the head of Board Advisory Service in Nigeria, Tomi has a wide range of experience in the design and evaluation of corporate governance frameworks/processes, evaluation of boards of directors and facilitation of the assessment of individual directors. She has facilitated several corporate governance training courses and board governance retreats for several clients. Tomi was a member of the Technical Committee set up by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) of Nigeria to review and redesign the Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance issued in 2018. In this regard, she also played a pivotal role in leading the KPMG team that provided technical secretariat assistance to the Committee. Tomi was also a member of the KPMG project management team that provided capacity support to the committee set up by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Nigeria, to review and redesign the SEC Code of Corporate Governance issued in 2010. Tomi recently championed the launch of the KPMG Board Governance Centre. The initiative provides a platform to engage with directors and business leaders in Nigeria, while proffering high value solutions to governance challenges faced by directors, thus, promoting corporate governance practice in Nigeria.

Tomi has KPMG International accreditation for enterprise risk management and operational risk management. 

Education and qualifications
  • B. Eng, Chemical Engineering, University of Benin

  • Associate, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria

  • Member, Global Association of Risk Professionals

  • Member, The Institute of Internal Auditors