Deloitte Ghana appoints Country Managing Partner

A Chartered accountant with over 22 years of practice, Mr Daniel Kwadwo Owuu, is to take over as the Country Managing Partner of auditing firm, Deloitte Ghana, effective June 1, this year.

He is to replace Mr Charles Larbi–Odam, who will retire from the firm on May 31.
As the Country Managing Partner, Mr Owusu would be expected to provide managerial service for the firm and its 250 staff members and its clients, numbering about 600 nationwide.

A statement from Deloitte Ghana described Mr Owusu as an “affable and a solution-focused individual” who believed that “there is a solution to every situation that confronts humankind.”

“To him, leadership and empowerment is a means to identify, develop and unleash the potential of people,” the statement said.
Best fit
The outgoing Country Managing Partner said Mr Owusu was a perfect replacement as his strong core values made him the perfect choice to lead Deloitte Ghana.

“I admire his calmness, commitment to conducting business with high integrity, quality and level of professional behaviour.

“I am personally delighted to be handing over the reins to such an outstanding person,” he said.

He said he was confident that Mr Owusu’s leadership would further strengthen the firm’s capabilities by helping clients Honour
Mr Owusu said he was honoured to have assumed the position at a time when the firm was aspiring to be “the undisputed professional services leader in Ghana.”
“The appointment is not only the highlight of my career but it also represents my fellow partners’ vote of confidence in me,” he said.

He said he was committed to placing clients at the centre of everything Deloitte did.
He thanked Mr Larbi–Odam and his colleagues for the support over the years and pledged to work to reward the faith reposed in him.

Audit partner
The statement said Mr Owusu was the Lead Audit Partner in the Deloitte Ghana office prior to his elevation.
It said he was a chartered accountant with over 22 years of experience in accounting, internal and external audit.
It also said that he had extensive experience in advisory services and had built a solid reputation in leading complex assignments across several sectors.

“In his role as the Audit & Assurance leader in Ghana, Daniel has overseen the business strategy and transformation of the line of service within the practice,” the statement said. to address their burning issues, brought about by rapid changes in the business environment.

Working experiences
The statement said Mr Owusu worked in the Deloitte UK office as a manager responsible for large engagements in the financial services sector, specialising in banking, insurance and pension fund companies for three years.
It said he also worked in South Africa, Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt.

“For about four years, Daniel served as the Professional Practice Director (PPD) for the Ghana Office before moving on to become the Lead Audit Partner,” it added.

Education background
The statement said Mr Owusu was a product of the University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG).

He is also a member of the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee (PSEC) of the ICAG and the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), USA.

Mr Owusu holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Leicester, UK, and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Computer Systems Auditing from the London Metropolitan University, UK.