Dr. Akolisa Ufodike

Assistant Professor, York University, Canada

Dr. Akolisa Ufodike is an assistant professor in the School of Administrative Studies where he teaches auditing. He is also appointed to the graduate program in public policy, administration and law and teaches public sector finance at the graduate level.

His research interests include accountability, actor networks, common pool resources, public sector finance and public-private partnerships. He is an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Business Ethics, Accounting Perspectives, Chinese Management Journal and Sustainability journal. His research has been presented at various conferences including the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), American Accounting Association and Canadian Accounting Academic Association and he has reviewed articles for the conferences of all three organizations.

He is a CPA case examiner and brand ambassador. Dr. Ufodike is a licensed public practitioner by the CPA. Prior to Academia, he spent 25 years as a finance executive with professional experience spanning telecoms, banking, oil and gas, utilities, and consumer packaged goods with organizations including Bell Canada and Molson Coors. He was co-founder and CFO for Jaguar Wireless, a participant in the 2007 Canadian wireless spectrum auction. His last role in industry was as CFO and COO of Corridor Communications Inc (CCI Wireless) one of Canada’s largest wireless ISP’s. A graduate of Haskayne’s PhD and Cornell’s MBA program, Dr. Ufodike is a Canadian FCPA, a US CPA, a UK FCCA and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He’s also a Certified Director ICD.D by the Institute of Corporate Directors. Dr. Ufodike sits on the Provincial Audit Committee for Alberta, the board of the Canada Nigerian Chamber of Commerce and the Senate of the University of Calgary.

He previously sat on the board of the Loyalist Group, a TSX Listed Company where he was also Chair of the Audit Committee. He has served on the board of several charities including, Peel Literacy Guild where he was treasurer and the Black Business and Professional Association. Dr. Ufodike has also previously served as treasurer for Scouts Canada (Chinook Council) and thereafter as the Chairman.