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  • Monday, June 24 | 10:15–11:30 AM


    CPE Credit: 1.5

    Level: Intermediate

    Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of common compliance and risk management issues in organizations

    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

    Whistleblowing is an essential component of fraud detection. However, the practice of whistleblowing has not been widely accepted by corporate Africa. The session will unveil the cultural barriers and offer solutions on how to encourage whistleblowing as an acceptable corporate behavior. You will review research into whistleblowing trends in business across Africa and the peculiar roles that culture, and external factors play in people's choices to speak up or remain silent when they observe wrongdoing in the workplace.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Assess the link between cultural orientation and whistleblowing in Africa
    • Identify strategies to overcome cultural barriers affecting whistleblowing in Africa
    • Compare successes and failures that have been recorded on whistleblowing initiatives in Africa
    Rabiu Olowo, CFE, ACMA, CGMA

    Head of Internal Audit & Control, FrieslandCampina, Nigeria - Africa

    Rabiu Olowo is one of Africa’s leading anti-fraud instructors and internal audit practitioners with a specialization in fraud prevention and detection controls, as well as conducting internal investigations.


    Olowo is an experienced chief audit executive who has worked with multinational companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and FrieslandCampina. He has experience with managing internal audit engagements, compliance programs, financial control procedures and fraud risk assessments, as well as the development of an anti-bribery and corruption framework in sub-Saharan Africa.


    Olowo is the chair of RabloWoods Counter Fraud Learning Centre, the sole authorized training facility for the ACFE in West Africa, where he has helped hundreds of aspiring anti-fraud professionals across private, public and law enforcement organizations.

  • Rabiu Olowo, CFE, ACMA, CGMA

    Head of Internal Audit & Control, FrieslandCampina, Nigeria - Africa

    Rabiu Olowo is one of Africa’s leading anti-fraud instructors and internal audit practitioners with a specialization in fraud prevention and detection controls, as well as conducting internal investigations.


    Olowo is an experienced chief audit executive who has worked with multinational companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and FrieslandCampina. He has experience with managing internal audit engagements, compliance programs, financial control procedures and fraud risk assessments, as well as the development of an anti-bribery and corruption framework in sub-Saharan Africa.


    Olowo is the chair of RabloWoods Counter Fraud Learning Centre, the sole authorized training facility for the ACFE in West Africa, where he has helped hundreds of aspiring anti-fraud professionals across private, public and law enforcement organizations.

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