Seyi Katola joined Century Group in July, 2011 as the Chief Financial Officer and was promoted as Executive Director, Finance in September, 2015. An accomplished finance professional and prize winner. Seyi is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ICAN in July 1999; Fellow, the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Full Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM) and a Certified Forensic Accountant (CFA).
Seyi had worked in various high profile companies including accounting firms like Bode Ogunleye & Co. (Chartered Accountants), and Oladega Alogba & Co. (Chartered Accountants); Partner and Managing Partner in both Seyi Katola & Company Chartered Accountants and JHI-AO&A Chartered Accountants (an affiliate of JHI, USA) respectively. He was an Accountant, Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Financial Controller at Topbrass Aviation Limited; Head, Financial/Internal Control Division of Vigeo Group; General Manager, Finance of Vigilant Insurance Company Limited (now NEM Insurance Plc).
He served as Director, Professional Accountancy Tutors Limited and Bratim Professionals, Abuja; Chairman, Accounting Technical Committee of the Nigerian Insurers Association, NIA (2002/3), and Member of both the Annual General Meeting and Publication Committees of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). Seyi was a member of four Steering Committees of the Nigerian Accounting Standard Board – NASB – now Financial Reporting Council (FRC), on Consolidated Financial Statements and Accounting for Investment in Subsidiaries; Business Combination; Investment in Associates and Interests in Joint Ventures. He was a facilitator at ICAN MCPE Programme (2001 – 2004).
In February 2012, Seyi Katola was elected a Non-Executive Director, Century Bumi Limited, a Nigerian-Malaysian company.