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Ibukun Beecroft

Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte & Touche-Nigeria

We are the Women in Risk Advisory. We solve complex problems and foresee risks. We innovate and analyse. We incubate and referee. We help our clients build resilient, sustainable organisations. We imagine new possibilities, connecting trust, resilience and security to make an impact that matters. We need more like us. We need more like you.

Meet Ibukun. Ibukun is the business leader for the Accounting & Internal Controls Governance, Regulatory and Compliance offerings for Deloitte Nigeria. With more than 16 years of experience with Deloitte, Ibukun is well-versed in developing effective risk management and governance frameworks for clients, while also helping them identify emerging risks—and potentially leveraging them as an advantage. "Risk asks what is positive and what is negative," she says. "There are challenges to solve, but also opportunities to explore."

Ibukun enjoys working digging into her clients' toughest challenges, whether that's communicating a corporate governance strategy to board members or evolving governance from a structured system to an intelligent system that can evolve with the organisation. "I love when I check back in with clients and they're still seeing results. When my clients are happy, I'm happy."

She describes one project where she worked with one of the top telecommunications companies in Africa to implement a regulatory compliance framework in their Lagos location, which led to another project to automate how they monitored the regulatory space. This enabled the client to manage emerging risks much more effectively and they decided to replicate the automation process in their West Africa jurisdiction, too. Ibukun considers this a "milestone project" within her business area, as well as "a major breakthrough" that helped her move to the next level of her career.

Ibukun's diligence and guidance easily extend beyond her clients, and she relishes opportunities to serve as a coach and mentor to other women in Risk Advisory through Deloitte Africa's sponsorship programme. "At Deloitte, women have the support we need to attain the highest levels of professional achievement," Ibukun says. However, she believes we still need more women in Risk—that they bring a "great energy" to the space, thanks to an ability to problem-solve, empathise and multi-task.

I'm proud to be a woman in Risk, to lead in this space,

she says.

And I'm excited to support other women navigating this environment and share my experiences.

We need more like Ibukun. We need more like you.

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