The Risk Consulting team’s pragmatic, progressive and empowering approach, which centres around collaboration with their clients has been highly successful and has played a vital role in acting as the trusted partner to help progressive organisations navigate their risk, resilience and sustainability journeys.
The team’s balance of technical expertise, programme management and change management capabilities are being enhanced by the arrival of Obayiuwana.
Buki joins Crowe from an independent consultancy focused on business change and transformation. A chartered accountant and transformation specialist, Obayiuwana has a proven record of leading and delivering complex portfolios of change and transformation across many functions and sectors, including a recent £50 million strategic change portfolio covering all corporate functions for a large financial services group.
With over 20 years’ experience, Obayiuwana has held many leadership and consulting roles, where she built expertise in the financial services sector with a particular focus on insurance and asset management. She is a recognised people leader an award-winning coach and holds two non-executive roles in the not-for-profit sector.
In her new role, Obayiuwana will lead Crowe Risk Consulting’s transformation services, helping clients to ensure that change and transformation projects make a positive difference to their businesses and leave an enduring legacy.
Buki Obayiuwana, Managing Director and Head of Transformation, Risk Consulting at Crowe said:
“I am delighted to be joining Crowe and working with such a talented group of people. Boards and senior management must navigate a complex and evolving risk and regulatory landscape. They must be seen to respond effectively to demand from investors, campaigners, customers, and employees alike to demonstrate real progress and commitment to ESG, climate and sustainability related matters, as a core part of the delivery
of their strategic outcomes.
“Sustainability and climate change are the most recent challenges, but they won’t be the last. I am passionate about helping businesses look ahead, formulate and implement strategies to reinvent themselves, manage their risks effectively and embed sustainable, agile, and resilient operating models.”
Justin Elks, Partner and Head of Risk Consulting at Crowe added:
Justin Elks, Partner and Head of Risk Consulting at Crowe added: “I’m excited that we’ve been able to attract such a great transformation specialist and people leader to be a key part of our leadership team. Buki’s appointment reflects a real need among our clients to embed sustainable change in a way that supports their resilience and ensures they can manage risk and adapt to uncertainty.
“I look forward to the value she’ll bring, both to our clients and to our wider business, as we continue to grow and develop.”
Crowe’s Risk Consulting team has been awarded Risk Consultancy of the Year for four consecutive years by InsuranceERM.