Emmanuel Itoya Ijewere is one of Nigeria’s most eminent businessmen with extensive experience and interests across the banking, finance and agricultural spectrums. He is a past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), the Institute of Directors (IOD), and the Nigerian Red Cross.
He started his accounting career in 1965 with Coopers & Lybrand and set up his chartered accountancy firm in Nigeria in 1979 called Ijewere & co. This has since established itself as one of the most respected indigenous accountancy firms and tax consultants in the country. Emmanuel Ijewere Chairmanships and Directorships are numerous, namely; Best Foods Group, Emson, Nigeria Agribusiness Group, Drum Resources Nigeria Limited, Apel Capital & Trust Limited, Countrywide Direct Mortgage Company, Kerildbert Holdings, Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) and Gemini Pharmaceuticals.
His national assignments have included chairmanships of the Agriculture and Food Security Commission and the Modified Value Added Tax Committee. He is a member of the National Economic Forum, the International Investment Council (HIIC). He was a member of Agricultural Transformation Implementation Council (ATIC) under past President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Chairmanship. He served as resource person on Agriculture to the Buhari Transition committee.