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Ayodele Asekomeh

Ayodele Asekomeh

Ayodele Asekomeh PhD

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Dr Ayodele Asekomeh is a member of the Management Subject Group at the CEPMLP, University of Dundee. He is currently the Director of the CEPMLP's MSc in International Oil & Gas Management Programme.

Prior to joining the Centre in 2011, Dr Asekomeh was a lecturer in accounting (specialising in accounting and finance for oil and gas upstream activities) at the Dundee Business School, University of Abertay Dundee.

Dr Asekomeh obtained a PhD in accounting and finance from the Glasgow Caledonian University. His thesis was a theoretical and empirical critique of the evidence for income smoothing in the oil and gas industry. Dr Asekomeh is a chartered accountant with both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), a proprietary designation for management accountants that is powered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and CIMA. He also holds a Master of Research degree (with distinction) in business and management from the Glasgow Caledonian University, an MBA degree (with distinction) in financial management from the Hull University Business School, and a BSc degree (first class honours) in computer science with economics from the Obafemi Awolowo University.

Before joining academia, Dr Asekomeh gained professional accounting services and management consulting experience with Arthur Andersen and KPMG, rising to senior consultant level with the latter. In that role, he had responsibility for servicing firms in the petroleum, energy, banking and telecommunications sectors. He also had a brief stint as a systems analyst with an ICT company.


Research interests include the following themes:

  • Accounting and finance for energy and extractive industries’ activities;
  • Income smoothing and earnings management, accounting standards’ lobbying and regulatory smoothing, and developments in international financial accounting and reporting, especially for energy and extractive industries;
  • Financial management and strategy for national and international oil companies;
  • Accounting and finance in developing economies, with emphasis on sustainable natural resources and energy development, and local participation/content development; and
  • Business research methods (including philosophical and methodological issues).

Prospective research students or interested organisations with similar or related research focus are encouraged to get in touch.


Teaches On-Campus Modules for:

Financial and Project Analysis of Natural Resources and Energy Ventures (CP51004)

Foundation Accounting (CP52048)

Foundation Financial Accounting (CP51036)

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