Following the retirement of Praveen Bhasin, Managing Partner, Horwath Dafinone, from the practice of accounting after thirty four years of meritorious service in the firm, a new managing partner has emerged.
Praveen joined the practice on 2nd October, 1979 as a newly qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales having completed his articles with Hays Allan in London. He was appointed a partner in 1982 and managing partner on the firm on 12th March, 1997.
At a well-attended cocktail party Friday night to honour Praveen, renowned accountant, Senator David Dafinone, Deputy Partner and Democratic Peoples Party’s candidate in the last senatorial election in Delta Central, Chief Ede Dafinone and others thanked him for his dedication and hard work.
The accounting firm also named a new managing partner and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Igho Dafinone, who was until Friday night the head, tax department was promoted managing Partner, while Dr. Daphne Terri Dafinone, the partner in charge of corporate governance for the firm has been moved up to Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Igho Dafinone, a 1980 graduate of University of Manchester joined the firm in 1987 from Touche Ross & Co. in London and has had 26 years of professional experience. Over the years, he has been involved as the engagement partner on several change engagements, which have included company restructuring and strategic planning. He specialises in tax consultancy and has core expertise in the Public Sector, banking and financial institutions.
Daphne Dafinone, a partner in charge of corporate governance joined the firm in 1990 from KPMG London and has had 24years of professional experience. Over the years, she has been involved as the engagement partner on several change engagements, which have included company restructuring and strategic planning. She specialises in corporate governance consultancy and has core expertise in the publicly quoted companies.
Horwath Dafinone is one of the largest indigenous accounting and consulting firms in Nigeria. The organization assists public and private company clients in reaching their goals through audit, tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With over 100 personnel, the firm serves clients throughout Nigeria and worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest networks in the world, consisting of more than 140 independent accounting and management consulting firms with offices in more than 400 cities around the world.