Nancy Asiko Onyango has been appointed to be the new director of the monetary body’s Office of Internal Audit and Inspection (OIA)
Ms Onyango will be replacing Clare Brady from February 2018, following the end of Brady’s four year tenure.
IMF managing director Christine Lagarde announced the appointment on Monday expressing her confidence in Ms Onyango ability to guide the key unit.
“Ms Onyango brings to the Fund over 25 years of experience in internal audit, tactical risk management, corporate governance and IT risk management,” Ms Lagarde said in a statement.
Ms Lagarde also commended Nancy’s passion for empowering women and girls, particularly in exploiting their leadership potential.
“I have complete confidence that the OIA will keep on thriving under Nancy’s leadership,” she added.
The OIA is charged with carrying out independent examinations of the fund’s internal control and governance processes.
Ms Onyango has a stellar record having worked with numerous sectors such as financial services and with various development agencies and NGO’s
She was the she was the CEO of Nairobi-based Reliance Risk Advisory Solutions.
Prior to that Ms Onyango was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (Kenya) and also worked as EY’s Governance, Risk and Compliance Leader for Africa.
She 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, specializing in gender leadership and organizational change management.
She presently is on the boards of KCB Bank Group #ticker:KCB and Cytonn Investments.