Mary Akpovi

Mary Akpovi Recognized As A Top Influential Leader By The San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Congratulations to Mary Akpovi, one of the firm’s founding partners, who has been recognized in the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s 2018 list of influential leaders in the Valley area. The publication credits 200 local leaders for their contribution to the business community. The article below was published in the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

Mary Akpovi is a partner with the accounting firm of Martini Akpovi Partners LLP, in Encino. Akpovi is a certified public accountant with focus on tax and consulting in the areas of estate planning, mergers and acquisitions and international operations. She holds a doctorate in business administration and a masters in business taxation from the University of Southern California, along with a masters in business administration from Santa Clara University. Akpovi devotes significant time to volunteering with various local and foreign charities that serve women, orphans and the homeless. She has sat on the boards of Exceptional Children Foundation and the Valley Rescue Mission and received the Business Journal’s award for Lifetime Achievement at the Women’s Council in April.

Favorite book

‘The Hope Quotient: Measure It. Raise It. You’ll Never Be The Same’ by Ray Johnston.

Best work time

5-7 p.m. Less interruptions.

If not this career

Educational advocacy to ensure that education is not a one-size-fits-all.

Best about the Valley area

It is very diverse, full of life and has all the vital amenities.

And the worst

It can be very hot and is getting very congested.

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