Wole Obayomi is the Head of Tax of KPMG in Africa, Head of Tax, Regulatory & People Services of KPMG in Nigeria and a Director of KPMG West Africa.
He started his career as a lawyer and actively practised as a barrister from 1985 until 1990 when he joined Arthur Andersen in Nigeria. He was a partner in the firm from 2001 until its transition to KPMG where he has been from 2003 to date.
Wole Obayomi has written extensively on diverse legal, business regulatory and tax issues, and has been instrumental to notable policy, legal, fiscal, regulatory and institutional reforms in Nigeria, especially investment promotion, private equity, financial services, consumer and industrial markets and electric power sectors.
Wole Obayomi was educated at the University of Lagos where he obtained both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degrees in law in 1984 and 1989, respectively. He was a Chevening Scholar at the Warwick University, United Kingdom, where he obtained a Master’s Degree with distinction in International Economic Law in 1999. He was at Harvard Business School in 2011 for the Leading Professional Services Firms programme and INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France in 2015 for the KPMG EMA C25 programme for leading partners in the firm.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, a member, and pioneer President, Warwick University Nigeria Alumni Association from 2005 to 2015, member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitration, United Kingdom, Lagos Business School Alumni Association, and the Advisory Board of Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Nigeria’s leading economic think-tank, where he had served as a director for many years.