WILLIAMS,Chief Akintola

Born August 9, 1919



First President of ICAN,He began his education at Olowogbowo Methodist Primary School, Bankole street, Apongbon, Lagos Island, Lagos, in the early 1930s; the same primary school his late junior brother Chief Rotimi Williams attended. His firm founded in 1952, later grew organically and through mergers to become the largest professional services firm in Nigeria by 2004.[2] Williams participated in founding the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. During a long career, he has received many honours.[1] He turned 100 in August 2019
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse Mabel EtuntiloyeCoker 1947
Father's Name Thomas Ekundayo Williams
Mother's Name
Number of Male Children 1
Number of Female Children 1


Profession Eminent Chartered Accountant , Elder Statesman
Working Experience Assessment officer, Inland Revenue , Founder Akintola Williams & Co , first president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria , Chairman of the Federal Income Tax Appeal Commissioners , member of the Coker Commission of Inquiry into the Statutory Corporations of the former Western Region of Nigeria (1962) , member of the board of Trustees of the Commonwealth Foundation (1966–1975), , Chairman of the Lagos State Government Revenue Collection Panel (1973) , Chairman of the Public Service Review Panel to correct the anomalies in the Udoji Salary Review Commission , President of the Metropolitan Club in Victoria Island, Lagos, , Founder and Council member of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation , Founder and chairman of the board of Trustees of the Musical Society of Nigeria.
Previous Appointments:

Chartered Accoun tant, 1949; Accountant, Binder Hamyln & Co. (Chartered Accountants) London; Founder, Akintola Williams & Company, 1952;

founding member, Institute ofChar tered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, 1960- 62; President, Institute ofChartered Accoun tants of Nigeria, ICAN; founding member, Lagos Stock Exchange (now Nigerian Stock Exchange); Chairman, FederalTown Appeal Commission, 1958-68; member, Lagos State Revenue Collection Panel, 1973; member, Lagos State Review Pannel 1975; member, Coker Commission of Enquiry, 1962; Nige rian Trustee, Common wealth Foundation, 1966-75; member, Gill Committees on P & T, 1971; Chairman, John Holt Investments; member, Board of Directors, Dunlop Nige ria Industry Limited;Board of Directors,Van Lear Nigeria Limited; fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants ofEngland & Wales; fellow, Institute ofChartered Accountants of Nigeria;

Baptist Academy, 1928-29; Olowogbowo Method ist School, Lagos, 1934; CMS Grammar School, Lagos, 1934-38; Kings College Lagos; HigherCollege, Yaba, nowYaba Col legeof Technology, 1938; University of Lon don, 1944-46;

Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic, 1982
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
The Akintola Williams Arboretum at the Nigerian Conservation Foundation headquarters in Lagos is named in his honour.

Commander of the British Empire, 1997

recipient, Gold Medal Award of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria;
first president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria


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