Prof. Godwin is a young but experienced multidisciplinary scholar-practitioner of good repute with over 25 years’ experience and over 27 Professional qualifications, from both Nigeria and international professional bodies. He is the co-founder and the Chief Technical Consultant at OGE Professional Services Ltd, President at OGE Business School, Principal Partner at Oyedokun Godwin Emmanuel & Co (Chareterd Accountants), Principal Partner at OGE Professional Services (Certified National Accountant and Tax Consultants). Godwin is a Professor of Forensic Accounting & Finance at Charisma University, Turks & Caicos Island, West Indies, UK. A Visiting Professor, Department of Management Sciences, Coal City University, Enugu, He is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Accounting, Igbinedion University, Okada, Nigeria, a Professor in the Department of Management & Accounting of Lead City University Ibadan Nigeria, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting at Nasarawa State University Keffi, and he was a one-time adjunct lecturer at Babcock University, a part-time Lecturer at South-Western University and McPherson University, all in Nigeria to mention few. Godwin is currently a Faculty member for the supervision of Postgraduate Students at the University of South Africa (UNISA).
He worked with Ibraheem Jimoh & Co Chartered Accountants as a Partner, Audit and Forensic Services, and as the Director- Tax, Forensic & Regulatory Services at Saffron Professional Services. He was the Head of Education, Research & Technical and the Head – Finance & ICT Departments of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). He was the Senior Analyst- Enterprise Risk Management & Control at XL Management Services Ltd and the Accounts Manager (Head) at Bond Group of Companies.
Godwin had his compulsory professional accountancy training in the Firm of Adesina Adedayo & Co Chartered Accountants and Gbolahan Oyegoke & Co Chartered Accountants and currently serves as Associate Partner to the Firms and five others in Nigeria.
Godwin attended Osun State College of Technology Esa- Oke Osun State of Nigeria for his National Diploma (ND) in Financial Studies and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy. Also, he holds B.Sc. in Accounting Education of the University of Ado- Ekiti, (now Ekiti State University) Nigeria and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Finance (Entrepreneurship finance) of Saint Monica University, Cameroon. He bagged his MBA in Finance & Accounting and M.Sc Business & Applied Economics (Finance) at Olabisi Onabanjo University and M.Sc. & Ph.D. Accounting from Babcock University. He holds BSc Accounting & Finance (First Class); MSc in Taxation & Fiscal Policy and PhD in Forensic Accounting & Audit of Charisma University, United Kingdom; and Master Tax Practitioner (MTP SA)’s qualification of the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT) in addition to the Advanced Certificate in Fraud Examination of South Africa Financial & Accounting Services Sector Education & Training Authority.
Godwin is a sought-after intellectual, who had presented over 580 technical/seminar papers in various conferences/training/seminars and he is an examiner to some professional bodies, both in Nigeria and aboard. He is a seasoned scholar-practitioner who is currently serving as an Advisory Council Member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE), Austin, Tx. USA, he is the pioneer/current President of the Lagos Nigeria Chapter of ACFE. He is the Chairman of Nigeria Board of the International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP) USA. He is also a Governing Council member of both the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and the Business Recovery & Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN), Global President, Association of Forensic Accounting Researchers and a member of the Board of Regent of Saint Monica University. He is also a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) USA.
Prof. Godwin had attended several local and international conferences in the last 25 years with over 40 professional articles and 90 peered-reviewed academic articles, and 14 conference papers to his credit and he had contributed to more than ten textbooks and have 12 books to his credit. He has successfully supervised as a sole supervisor, 48 BSc Projects, 2 PGD Projects, 10 MSc Dissertations, and 27 completed Ph.D. research works in management, accounting, finance, taxation and forensic accounting & audit in Nigeria and overseas.
Prof. Godwin was given a meritorious award of service by both the Students’ Union Government and Alumni Association of Osun State College of Technology on October 5, 2013/July 20, 2018, May 21, 2016, and June 2019 respectively. He was given an award of professionalism for his contribution to education and human capital development by Unicaribean Business School on June 23, 2018. Also, he was awarded Leadership Ambassador by International Summit of Leaders on November 18, 2017, through same business school. He was also given special recognition and installed as one of the Patrons of the Nigeria University Accounting Students’ Association (NUASA), of both Obafemi Awolowo University Chapter and University of Ilorin Chapter. He was also honored on May 8, 2019, with the Kwame Nkrumah Exemplary Pan- Africa Leadership Distinguished Honor as “Icon of the Nation Building and Societal Transformation in Africa” by the West Africa Students Union Parliament, the umbrella body of Students’ Unions in West Africa Region. He was also awarded an award of Excellence by the Banker Alumni Association of the Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke in November 2019 and in the same month he was warded most friendly lecturer by the National University Accounting Students Association of Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
Godwin is a board member of Covenant Capital Business School of the Covenant Nation, Lagos and a board member of Audit, Investigation and Forensic Accounting Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He is the Chairman, Audit Committee of Osun State College of Technology Alumni Association and the International President of Alumni Association of Charisma University, UK.
Godwin has been a titled Chief (Otun Mayegun of Apomu Land of Owu Kingdom) since the year 2013, and he is happily married with Children, among which is a graduate of Mass Communication of Babcock University.
“Nemo Dat Quod Non-Habet”