African Accounting &
Finance Association


  • 1.     Professor Teerooven Soobaroyen                                                 President

 Teerooven is currently professor of accounting at the University of Essex and teaches financial accounting & analysis, management accounting and corporate governance. He has held academic appointments at the University of Southampton (England), Aberystwyth University (Wales) and University of Mauritius. He has held different leadership positions, including head of department and is currently the President of the British Accounting and Finance Association. His research publications, PhD supervisions, and funded projects focus on the interplay between accounting, accountability and governance and how this operates in various empirical settings such as companies in developing/emerging economies, charities, non-governmental organisations and higher education institutions. He is also an editorial board member of several academic journals.
  • 2.     Ms Mariaan Roos                                                                        Vice President
 Mariaan Roos CA(SA), Masters of Commerce in Auditing, Qualified Public Sector Financial Manager and BCom, lectures at the Faculty of Military Science, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. She has more than 30 years’ of public sector audit experience, including international experience, mainly in the field of performance management, performance monitoring and evaluation, performance auditing and audit of performance information. She serves on a number of national public sector committees as well as local government audit committees. She is regularly invited to speak or provide training at public sector entities and highly recognised public sector forums and institutions. She is co-author of the first South African textbook on Performance Auditing – A step by step approach, published by Van Schaik Publishers (2006, second edition, 2011) and has published numerous articles on related topics. She also serves on the editorial board of The Southern African Journal of Accountability and Auditing Research a refereed Journal. She has been a member of AAFA since 2013.
  • 3.     Professor Stephen Nkundabanyanga                                        Secretary
  •  Professor Stephen K. Nkundabanyanga, Ph.D, MBA, ACCA and B.COM, lectures at Makerere University Business School where he is also the Head of Department of Accounting. He received a Makerere University Business School academic Excellence Award in 2015. He is the immediate past Editor of Makerere Business Journal. Currently, he is the Editor of the African Accounting and Finance Journal (AAFJ) - the official Journal of the African Accounting and Finance Association. He was recently appointed a member of the Board of the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) whose shareholders are Uganda’s Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Bank of Uganda and Makerere University. He has several years’ work experience in the private sector including with Uganda Telecom and served on the Board of Top Finance Bank for 5 years to 2018. Prof. Nkundabanyanga has authored several books and Journal publications and is a member of numerous accounting and management associations. He is on editorial boards of refereed Journals such as Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, International Journal of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility and Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies.
  • 4.     Dr Olayayinka Moses                                                               Treasurer
 Currently a lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington. Completed his PhD in Accounting in 2018 at the Victoria University of Wellington. He previously taught at the University of Jos, Nigeria. Currently also serves as the Treasurer of the AAFA having served as the Secretariat Manager in 2015 to 2019. He is a member of the Research and Technical committee, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN). He has held many voluntary positions such as team leader for the Students’ Leadership summit for Nigerian students, a member of the Victoria Honours Committee, Victoria University of Wellington, member of the Academic Board, Victoria University of Wellington, member of the Academic Committee, Victoria University of Wellington, and is currently the President, Victoria University of Wellington Postgraduate Students Association.

Regional Representatives

  • 5.     Souleymanou Kadouamai                                                               Central Africa
  • 6.     Professor Musa Mangena (Acting)                                                        Diaspora
  • 7.     Dr. Irene Nalukenge                                                                            East Africa
  • 8.     Dr Philippe Lassou                                                                  Francophone Africa
  • 9.     Mrs Nezha Baghar                                                                              North Africa
  •  Nezha BAGHAR, Professeur universitaire, ENCG- Settat, Université Hassan Premier- Maroc Docteur en sciences de gestion Responsable de l’équipe de recherche « Fiscalité et comptabilité internationale » du laboratoire des Etudes en Finance, Comptabilité et Gestion de l’ENCG de Settat- Maroc Directrice de la Revue électronique de Consolidation Comptable et de Management de la Performance, (Revues de l’Imist) Animatrice de Séminaires en Consolidation des Comptes et IFRS : Etudiants et cadres d’entreprises Responsable et fondatrice de la filière ABF : Assurance, Banque, Finance du cycle normal (Parcours Grande Ecole) de l’ENCG de Settat- Maroc Membre de l’Association Marocaine des Consolideurs Financiers (l’AMCF) Membre de l’Association Marocaine de Recherche En Sciences de Gestion (l’AMRSG)
  • 10.  Professor Lesley Stainbank                                                     Southern African
  • 11.  Mr. Elisha Shavah                                                                    West African
  •  Elisha A. Shavah, CNA, ACTI, FIDR, MIPSA Director of Finance and Administration at SURDS Engineering Services LTD, Abuja Nigeria. Held Masters Degree in Public Sector Accounting and Member, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Institute of Debt Recovery Practitioners of Nigeria (IDRPN), West African Union of Taxation Institutes (WAUTI) and other Relevant Professional Bodies. He has been in practice for over a decade with verse experience in Private Sector. As a result of his passion for excellent and eloquence in advancing value creation, he received several Leadership Awards within and outside his profession. He is poised with an amiable personality and a knack for team work. He’s a natural leader who is very cheerful and inclusive.

  • Other Representatives
  • 12.  Professor Collins Ntim                                                  Journal Representative
  •  Professor Collins Ntim “I am enthusiastic academic with close to 20 years of national and international teaching, research, leadership and management experience in higher education. I have served in a number of senior academic roles, such as Associate Dean, Head of Department and currently, Deputy Head (Dean) of Southampton Business School. My research focuses on how Accounting, Finance and Governance (AFG) can drive Development around the world, especially the developing world (e.g., China, Sub Sahara Africa, and Middle East and North Africa), and in the process, I have published about 80 outputs, roughly 50% (40) of which have appeared in the top FT 50, ABS 4*/3*, and ABDC A*/A Journals around AFG topics that have been cited widely by academics and the popular global media, as well as attracted competitive external and internal research funds of over £200,000. I also have a strong interests and track record in developing, reviewing, examining, supervising and teaching Accounting, Finance and Governance (AFG) subjects to undergraduate, postgraduate, research, especially PhD, executive and professional accounting and finance students in a wide variety of institutions and countries around the world.
  • 13.  Dr Kayode Fasua                                                                 Practitioner Representative                                                   
  • Ex-Officio
  • 14.  Professor Jane Ande
  • 15.  Professor Venancio Tauringana

Past Presidents

Professor Mathew Tsamenyi                         (2011-2015)

Professor Jane Ande                                       (2015-2017)

Professor Venancio Tauringana                      (2017- 2019)

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