CIMA president Mike Jeans said the nomination reflected the considerable contribution Ighodaro has made as chairman of the international committee and council member.
He added: ‘Her international and commercial acumen will ensure CIMA remains focused as a global supplier of business services and knowledge.’
The 47-year-old Anglo-Nigerian is currently financial controller at BT Openworld.
She first took up employment at BT in 1985, quickly moving up the ranks to the position of senior project manager.
In addition, Ighodaro, worked in Munich as a director, building a network for BT’s German subsidiary Viag Interkom, which is now third in the German market
Ighodaro obtained a first degree in accounting and business before taking up her first graduate job as an accounts assistant with Otis Elevators in South London.
At Otis she chose to pursue a career as a management accountant and graduated from the institute in 1979.
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