Deloitte Ghana appoints new Country Managing Partner

20 April 2020 3 min. read
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As of June this year, Daniel Kwadwo Owusu will take over as Deloitte Ghana’s new Country Managing Partner, tasked with strengthening Deloitte’s presence in the country and consolidate the relationship with existing clients.

Owusu will vacate his current role as Deloitte Ghana’s Audit & Assurance Leader to take over as Country Managing Partner, where he will be replacing Charles Larbi-Odam who is due to retire in May.

In his new position, Owusu will look to leverage more than two decades of professional experience that spans the accounting, auditing and advisory domains. At Deloitte, he has worked with a number of clients on their business strategy and transformation processes, in addition to his support with audits.

His career has spanned a number of markets across the globe, including the UK and leading African economies such as South Africa, Mali, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and Sierra Leone. A significant spell of this was spent in Deloitte’s London office, where he was a Manager in charge of substantial engagements in the Financial Services sector.

Daniel Kwadwo Owusu, Deloitte Ghana Country Managing Partner

He specialised in banking, insurance and pensions during his three years in the UK office, and has since deployed this expertise in a number of roles. He began at Deloitte’s Ghana office as a Professional Practice Director, a position that he held for four years before he moved on to the position of Lead Audit Partner.

He now takes over at the helm of Deloitte in Ghana, at a time when the country’s economy will no doubt need all the expertise that can be garnered. Owusu takes on the substantial task of guiding clients in their recovery from the Covid-19 crisis, amid a largely challenging economic scenario.

Outgoing boss Larbi-Odam believes that Owusu is the right fit for the job. “I can think of no one better to lead Deloitte Ghana at this time. His 22-year career with Deloitte combined with his strong core values makes him the perfect choice to lead Deloitte Ghana. I admire his calmness, commitment to conducting business with high integrity, quality and level of professional behaviour. I am personally delighted to be handing over the reins to such an outstanding person. I do not doubt Daniel’s leadership in further strengthening Deloitte capabilities in this marketplace by helping clients to address their burning issues, brought about by rapid changes in the business environment,” he said.

Owusu himself added, “I feel honoured to assume this important position at a time when our firm is aspiring to be the undisputed professional services leader in Ghana. The appointment is not only the highlight of my career but it also represents my fellow partners’ vote of confidence in me. They share with me the common vision of building a stronger Ghana practice for the future generation. I am passionately committed to placing our clients at the absolute centre of everything we do. Filling the shoes of my great mentor and ‘Uncle’, Charles will be no easy feat. His support and that of my colleagues, has helped me reach this landmark in my career. I thank them and will work to reward their faith in me.”