About Mary Akpovi

Mary Akpovi known for devoting significant time to local and foreign charities that serve women, orphans and the homeless. She has sat on the boards of Exceptional Children Foundation and Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. She recently joined the Woodbury University, School of Business Advisory Board.

Akpovi received Volunteer of the Year award from the Business Journal as well as the Business Journal’s Award for Lifetime Achievement. She is proud of training and mentoring future leaders. To quote her, “To walk along with others as they come into their own professionally, is exceptionally rewarding”.

Akpovi holds a doctorate in business administration and a master’s degree in business taxation from the University of Southern California. She also holds a master’s in business administration from Santa Clara University and is a certified public accountant with a focus on tax and consulting. She was co-founder of the accounting firm, Martini Akpovi Partners in Encino and a partner in that firm for 30 years. She branched out in May 2021 to found her own firm, Mary O. Akpovi, CPA, Inc.

Mary Akpovi