Impressive CV of Kenyan national appointed at prestigious position at IMF

IMF president Christine Lagarde, made the announcement on Monday and expressed confidence in the Kenyan national's ability to steer the key unit.

Nancy Asiko Onyango has been appointed as the new director of the monetary body's Office of Internal Audit and Inspection (OIA) effective from February 2018.

Ms. Onyango will be replacing Clare Brady whose four-year tenure ends in 2018.

IMF president Christine Lagarde, made the announcement on Monday and expressed confidence in the Kenyan national's ability to steer the key unit.

“Ms Onyango brings to the Fund more than 25 years of experience in internal audit, strategic risk management, corporate governance and IT risk management,” Ms Lagarde said in a statement today.

It is not a hard puzzle Nancy will be heading the prestigious position; she has an impressive track record and will be an invaluable asset to IMF.

Ms Onyango has worked in several sectors, including governments, development agencies financial services and non-governmental organisations.

Most recently, she was the CEO of Nairobi-based Reliance Risk Advisory Solutions.

Prior to that, she was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (Kenya) and also served as EY's Governance, Risk and Compliance Leader for Africa.

Ms Onyango is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a doctorate degree in Business Administration from the United States International University — Africa (USIU) in Nairobi in conjunction with the Columbia Business School, specialising in gender leadership and organisational change management.

She also holds several international certifications from global institutions such as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

She currently sits on the boards of KCB Bank Group   and Cytonn Investment.

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