Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

From the Office of the Chief and Council

Announcement: Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

In accordance with the Financial Administration Law and its governing policies, the Opaskwayak Chief and Council are pleased to announce the successful recruitment and appointment of Mr. Olumide Soyele as the Chief Financial Officer as of May 15, 2023.

Olumide Soyele has more than 20 years of experience in finance, with over a dozen years in leadership roles. Most recently he worked with the Tlicho Government in the Northwest Territories, where he helped upgrade their accounting and payroll software, improved financial reporting practices, increased the community’s awareness of additional funding sources, and oversaw their community investments.

Olumide has an MBA in Finance from the University of Leicester in the UK and a First Degree in Accounting from the Polytechnic Ibadan in Nigeria. He is in the process of obtaining his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and already holds the Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations, the Certified Risk Analyst (CRA) designation from the International Academy of Business and Financial Management as well as being a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

At Opaskwayak, we are pleased to announce the appointment of this experienced leader. The breadth and depth of his expertise aligns with the Opaskwayak strategy and will be a key asset as we continue in the transformation of the financial systems and investments steadily moving toward an improved and shared accountability of our community’s fiscal resources.


 Chief Sidney Ballantyne


This Official Statement was also posted on the Opaskwayak Communications’ Facebook and Twitter pages on Friday, May 12, 2023.

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