Chief Ede Dafinone


Deputy Managing Partner, Crowe Dafinone, Nigeria



Ede Dafinone is the Deputy Manaaging Partner of Crowe Dafinone, chartered accountants, based in Lagos, Nigeria. He started his career with Touche Ross & Co in London in 1984 and joined his family firm in 1989.


Ede’s experience spans audit and consultancy in a wide range of sectors including conglomerates, government parastatals, building contractors, manufacturing, transport and haulage contractors. He holds directorships of a number of companies including Sapele Integrated Industries Limited (crumb rubber export manufacturing and rubber plantation development), Ceddi Corporation Limited (development of a premier shopping mall in Abuja) and NEM Insurance Plc.


He has held various public and other appointments. Among others, he served as a member of the Federal Government Steering Committee on the Determination and Resolution of Cross Debts between Public Enterprises in 2001.


Through the Dafinone foundation, Ede runs social and community projects to provide scholarships for post graduate education, disburse micro-credit loans to women and support the development of vocational skills within Delta State. Ede serves as the Chairman of the Sapele Okpe Community Land Trust Association and is the Treasurer of the Okpe Leaders of Thought. As a trustee of the Guild of Fine Artists Ede has supported the development of the growth of the fine arts in Nigeria.


Ede is the Chairman of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (2015 to date) and is also the Chairman of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria Export Promotion Group (MANEG). He also serves as the Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Members Advisory Board for Africa and is a Council member for the ICAEW having been appointed in June 2019.


Ede is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, (ICAEW) a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an Associate Member of the Chartered Taxation Institute of Nigeria. He has a BA (Hons) in Economics from Victoria University of Manchester and an MA in Economics from the University of Exeter.





Chief Ede Dafinone

September 2020