Mr. Akin Doherty



Mister Akin Doherty is a seasoned Auditor, Barrister, Solicitor and a Chartered Accountant of 35 years’ International and local experiences spanning through Financial Services, Risk Management, Marketing, Computer Systems’ Implementation, Consulting, Public Sector Transformation and Management in both private and public sectors

Prior to joining Adeola Doherty & Co., Akin had worked at the United Bank for Africa, the Leventis Conglomerate, Mobil Nigeria, Mobil Europe Limited, Lagos State Government and the Manchester Group of Companies. He is also currently on the board of some Blue-Chip Companies as a Non- Executive Director.

Mister Doherty had, among several earlier appointments, held the positions of Hon. Commissioner for Finance, Lagos State; pioneer Hon. Commissioner for Science and Technology, Lagos State; Regional Manager, East for Mobil Nigeria; Controller of Accounting & Finance, West for Mobil Nigeria and Consultant for Mobil Europe Limited on Mobil Pan-European Systems’ Development in United Kingdom, Holland, Sweden, Denmark and Spain.

Earlier on in his career Akin Doherty had worked in the Leventis Group of Companies as an Internal Auditor, rising to the position of Assistant Group Internal Auditor before joining Mobil Nigeria as Manager, Financial Audit. In 1987, Mobil Nigeria sponsored him to the UK for a one-year Computer Audit Specialist Course and he thereafter worked with Mobil Europe Corporate Audit Group in London. On his return to Nigeria, he was appointed Manager, Computer Audit for Mobil Nigeria and had subsequent International appointments with Mobil Europe Limited. 

He was engaged by the Lagos State Government in year 2000 to carry out a State-Wide Staff Payroll/Pension Verification Exercise that detected thousands of ghost workers within the system resulting in subsequent annual savings of several Billions of Naira for Lagos State.

Akin Doherty is an Alumni of Ijebu- Ode Grammar School, Yaba College of Technology, Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Buckingham in UK and the Nigerian Law School.
Akin is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, Institute of Management Consultants and a Member of the Nigerian Computer Society and the Nigerian Bar Association.
Among other awards, Mister Akin Doherty is a recipient of the KWAME NKRUMAH AFRICA LEADERSHIP AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION.