Joe Gbanashi Diji

Joe Gbanashi Diji
Head, Internal Audit and Compliance Department

Mr. Joe Diji is a Chartered Accountant and a very versatile Risk Management Professional with hands-on experience in Internal Audit, Internal control, Enterprise-wide Risk Management (ERM), Forensic Investigation, Compliance Monitoring, Evaluation, Compliance Reporting and Risk Management.

He is a member of several professional bodies such as an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ( ICAN), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria( CITN), Information System Audit & Control Association (ISACA) in Illinois, USA, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Association of Certified Anti-money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), Global Association of Risk Professionals, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)Society for West African Internal Audit Practitioners (SWAIAP). He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree from the University of Benin and also a Master in Business Administration (MBA) with a major in Finance from the University of Calabar. He is currently pursuing M.Sc. degree in Criminology and Crime Management.

Mr. Joe Diji is the Head of Internal Audit and Compliance Department of Delta Trust Mortgage Bank Limited. Before the above-mentioned appointment, he served as the State Project Internal Auditor for Delta State on the joint project in the Nine (9) Niger Delta States that was jointly undertaken by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and International Funds for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Mr. Joe Diji has a cumulative of Twenty-seven (27) years of working experience in Internal Audit, Internal Control, Enterprise-wide Risk Management (ERM), Forensic Investigation, Risk Management, Compliance Monitoring, evaluation, and compliance reporting. These requisite audit and compliance experiences were garnered from working with five notable Commercial Banks, two Insurance Companies, a Mortgage Bank, and Capital and Asset Management institutions such as Gamji Bank PLC, International Trust Bank Plc, Equity Bank of Nigeria Ltd, EIB International Bank Plc, Skye Bank Plc, Lagoon Homes Ltd (Mortgage Bankers), SA Capital & Asset Management Ltd, Standard Alliance Life Assurance Ltd, and Standard Alliance General Insurance Plc. He cut his first teeth in Audit in the year 1995 having trained with a practicing Firm of Chartered Accountants which was the very first indigenous Chartered Accounting Firm in Nigeria, Akintola Williams & Co. (now Deloitte International, one of the Big-4 Auditing firms in the World).