The Immediate Past President, Alhaji Isma’ila Muhammadu Zakari mni, FBR, FCA
Alhaji Ismaila Muhammadu Zakari is the Managing Partner of Ahmed Zakari & Co. (Chartered Accountants), a firm he co-founded in partnership with other professional colleagues in 1998 providing Auditing & Assurance, Tax, Advisory, Insolvency, Business Consulting and Business Valuation services to a wide range of clients in Nigeria.

As Managing Partner, he is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to a resourceful team of multi-disciplinary professionals providing high quality client service engagements thereby creating value for numerous clients in the private and public sectors.

Zakari is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a member of the ICAN Governing Council since 2004. He has served on many ICAN Committees as chairman or member at different times.
He is also a Fellow of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN) where he also serves as Council Member.

He graduated from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 1986 and Kings College Lagos in 1982.
He is a member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru Jos having successfully attended the Senior Executive Course No. 33 in 2011.

Alhaji Zakari has attended numerous training courses in Nigeria and overseas. He is a regular speaker in the fields of Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Corporate Finance, Insolvency, Leadership and Practice Management.
He is actively involved in serving the public interest and the development of his community. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Jigawa Forum in his home State – Jigawa State, Nigeria. He is happily married with children.