Meet the passionate and dedicated team of the Executive Board of Directors (Board of Regents) of the ACFP who are determined to take on the challenge of making a less corrupt continent of Africa, predicated on the principles of credibility, integrity and transparency.
Prof. Charles A. Malgwi, PhD, MBA, MSc, CFE, CFS, CBA
Co-founder, President & CEO
Prof. Charles Malgwi is an Accounting Professor at Bentley University, Boston, USA and a Hausa Language Instructor at Harvard University. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS) and a Certified Board Advisor (CBA). He earned his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Reading, England; MBA from Suffolk University, USA; M.Sc. Accounting & Finance, B.Sc. Accounting, and Professional Diploma in Accounting, all from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Nigeria. Professor Malgwi’s career was in the banking industry prior to his current career in academia. His teaching and research interests include Forensic Accounting, Auditing, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Financial Crimes, Money Laundering, Corruption, Ethics, Corporate Governance, and Litigation issues. He has taught in various Universities and Colleges in the United States, the United Kingdom and Nigeria. He published in many reputable journals such as the Journal of Forensic Accounting; Journal of Financial Crime; Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, Journal of Academic Ethics, The Review of Accounting and Finance; International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation; International Business Review; Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies; AIS Educator Journal, and the Global Perspectives on Accounting Education.
Prof. Malgwi serves on the Board of the following organizations: Review Board of the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research (a journal of the American Accounting Association), Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, Editorial Review Board of The Accounting Educators’ Journal, Editorial Board of the African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development, Advisory Board of the Association Panamena De Examinadores De Fraude, Panama City, and Vice President of African Television Network New England – ATNNE – Boston. He is also an active member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Association of Certified Fraud Specialists (ACFS), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the American Accounting Association (AAA), the Anti-Corruption Research Network (ACRN), Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) USA, United Nations Anti-Corruption – Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), and Center for Strategic Business Integrity (CSBI), Washington DC.
He is the Co-founder, President & CEO of the African Center for Fraud Prevention (ACFP), a nonprofit organization registered in the state of Massachusetts, USA. The ACFP’s principal mission is to prevent corruption. It facilitates anti-corruption education and training and stimulates creative ideas among youths, especially in Africa through the promotion of innovation, entrepreneurship, talent and networking. It also provides a platform for research on why people commit fraud and how to prevent it.
Ciro Njinyah, BSBA, CFE
Co-Founder & Vice President
Mr. Ciro Njinyah received his Bachelor Degree in Economics from the University of South Africa, South Africa. He then obtained a second Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Salem State University, Salem, MA. Currently a Graduate student, a Certified Fraud Examiner with the International Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, A student member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountant. He is the Co-founder and vice president of African Center for Fraud Prevention Inc. The vice president of African Television network of New England. He represented African Center for Fraud Prevention to meet the Governor of Massachusetts at the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development. He has worked in Cameroon, South Africa and The USA. His work interests include Fraud and Forensic Accounting, auditing, ethics and corporate governance, corruption, litigation issues, money laundering.
Ciro Njinyah went to Government High School Limbe, Cameroon where he obtained his high school diploma. During this time he discovered the need of giving back and became a Labor prefect for his school. In addition to tackling cases of fraud, he has held numerous talks and seminars for senior citizens and caregivers to discuss common scams that target the elderly and how they can protect themselves from Fraud.
Esther Jack-Vickers, BA, PGDE, MA, (PhD in view)
Esther Jack-Vickers is a seasoned educator, administrator and a researcher. She was born in Barkin Ladi local government of Plateau state, Nigeria in 1976. Esther graduated from the University of Jos, Nigeria, in 2004, where she obtained a Bachelor of Art’s (BA) degree in English and Linguistics. She also obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) in education from the National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna, Nigeria in 2007. Esther taught English Language and Literature in English in two prestigious private secondary schools in Nigeria (shepherd’s International College, Akwanga, and Lead British International School, Abuja.). In addition to teaching, Esther held numerous positions including Head of Arts Department, Manager, International Office and Public Relations, Editor in chief/production Manager, The SICA Pilot magazine. Esther was also an Examiner with years of experience for: West African Examination Council (WAEC), National Examination Council (NECO), and Association of Christian schools in Nigeria (ACSN). Esther has a proven record of preparing students for SAT, TOEFL and IELTS. In an effort to encourage skills acquisition and leadership among students, Esther was involved in mobilizing and preparing students for educational training programs, workshops, camps and conferences, such as Nigeria Model United Nations conferences, Digital Peers International ICT camps, Citizenship and Leadership Training programs, Junior Achievers program etc. In her quest for further education, Esther came to the United States to study at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, from where she graduated with a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Global Studies. In 2015, Esther enrolled in a PhD program in Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She is currently a PhD candidate, and also teaches Introduction to Comparative Political Systems there. During her leisure, Esther enjoys reading and listening to music.
Joshua T. Nwozor, BBA, MSc, MBA
Joshua is a success driven young professional. He graduated with honors in May 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Huston-Tillotson University, an HBCU located in Austin, Texas. He recently earned his MBA and Masters of Science in Information Technology at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. He has held several positions at TCEQ, Texas State Auditors Office, TIAA, and EY. Joshua plans to pass his professional certification exams. Currently, he works at PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC), a big 4 accounting firm, with major concentrations in IT risk, IT general controls, IT audit support and FS business controls within the Tech, Telecommunications, Life Science, and FS industries.
As a young vibrant individual with interest in giving back, he couldn’t let go of this opportunity to work with experts and volunteers in helping actualize the mission and vision of the ACFP. His hobbies include traveling, networking, playing and watching soccer games.
Dr. Teye Adusu, DVM, MSc
Dr. Teye Adusu is a Biomedical Scientist with several years of experience in Clinical Research, FDA Regulatory Compliance and Audits. He was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa but currently lives and works in the USA. Dr. Adusu has a passion for volunteering on various humanitarian issues. His work, passion for volunteering, and travel has taken him to dozens of countries on all (7) continent (except Antarctica). He is often found volunteering, or preparing to volunteer for diverse organizations such as, Global Health Foundation, Sickle Cell Association, Médecins sans Frontières, Corazones en Acción, Multple Sclerosis Foundation, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Walk for Hunger. YMCA, AMREF Canada. His most recent volunteer missions have been with Habitat for Humanity. He currently serves on the board of directors for African Community Health Initiatives, and Healing Words Foundation. With the same enthusiasm, plus a strong desire to make a difference in this world and give back to our mother land Africa, Dr. Adusu’s has agreed to join our board his wealth of professional experience/expertise.
Christiana C. Malgwi, DLS, BA, M.Ed
Christiana C. Malgwi is a legendary professional who is endowed with a great amount of experience in education, library science and the nursing profession. She earned her Bachelors’ degree in Sociology (BA Sociology) from the University of Reading, England, United Kingdom. Christiana also obtained her Masters’ degree in Education (M. Ed.) with honors from Cambridge College, Cambridge, United States. Before immigrating to England and the United States, Christiana earned a professional Diploma in Library Science (DLS) from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Nigeria. After working for a combined 9 years as a Librarian at ABU Zaria, Nigeria and the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. Christiana found interest in academia. She had 15 years of teaching experience with the City of Cambridge Public Schools, United States at both the elementary and High School levels. These instructions were to both mainstream students as well as to students with special needs. In the course of her academic instruction, Christiana also found her niece and transitioned into the healthcare industry where she provides nursing services with the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) with 10 years of experience and counting. She has featured in the local Newspaper (The Cambridge Chronicle) as an outstanding caregiver to the community. Christiana has an impeccable record as a caring and loving person with a high degree of moral reasoning and integrity.
Tewedaj Gebreselassie, BS, MBA
Community Outreach Director
Tewedaj Gebreselassie was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and immigrated to the United States in 2008. She is currently a Tax Examiner with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Tewedaj is also an experienced Billing Specialist who worked at Partners Health Care in Boston. Tewedaj received her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management with concentration in Accounting from University of Massachusetts (Umass) Boston. She obtained her Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with finance specialization from Umass, Boston and a Taxation certificate from Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC).
Tewedaj is an Associate Member of the Planning Board for the City of Malden, MA. A co-founder of Mutual Association of Ethiopian in Boston, MA; a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to Ethiopians in the greater Boston area. She is a member of Zonta Club of Malden, an international organization for empowering women through service and advocacy. She is a team member in advocacy and attendance committee. She is an out-reaching Committee member for African Bridge Network in Boston, a non-profit organization that assists African immigrants to achieve their educational and professional goals. Tewedaj is also a member of the National Association of Black Accountant (NABA), an organization that provides students with scholarship, mentoring and professional placements.