Mr. Farouk Gumel heads PwC’s West Africa Advisory/Consulting business that has over 220 Partners and staff in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Angola. He is also a member of the PwC West Africa Executive Management Team and PwC Africa’s Advisory Leadership Team that oversees over 1,000 professional staff across Africa. Before his permanent move to PwC Nigeria in November 2009, Farouk worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory and Audit business in the UK and USA for over 8 years. In Nigeria, He has led several transformational mandates that cut across Government and Public Sector, Energy and Oil and Gas, Financial Services, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) amongst others. Farouk is a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He has a First class degree in Materials Technology from the University of Northampton, UK and an M.Sc. (Distinction) in Clean Technology (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Farouk has participated in various presidential level and ministerial task forces/committees. He is a member of Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) and Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI).