The board provides oversight over the management of kasneb.
Dr Nancy N. Muriuki, Ph.D was appointed the Chairman of the Board effective from 1 September 2018. She is a nominee of the Board of kasneb in accordance with Section 15(1)(h) of the Accountants Act, No. 15 of 2008.
She is a holder of PhD in Organizational Leadership, Masters of Business Aadministration and Bachelor of Commerce (BA) degree. She is also a holder of the Certified Secretaries (CS) qualification and Diploma in Management. She is a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM-K) and the Institute of Certified Secretaries (ICS).
Dr Muriuki has vast experience in organizational leadership and governance, human resource management, Board and Institutional strengthening spanning diverse sectors and across cultures. She is the Founder and currently the Managing Director, Africa Success Enhancement Lab.
FCPA Dr. Letting’ is the Secretary/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examination Board (Kasneb) and the immediate past Vice – Chancellor / Chief Executive Officer of the Management University of Africa (MUA). He represents the Examinations Board at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) Council. He is a convener of the Research and Development Committee and the Nomination Committee of ICPAK.
He is a Fellow of ICPAK, ICS and KIM. He is a member in good standing of ICIFA, the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) and the Institute of Directors (IoD). He is an accomplished corporate transformative leader with over 24 years of work experience, a respected academic and industry captain and performance management excellence enthusiast. He is a careers mentor and coach, examination management expert, committed professional, facilitator in conferences, corporate governance trainer accredited by IFC, an astute administrator and investments and financial analyst. He is well trained in strategic leadership and a thought leader.
FCPA Dr. Letting’ worked with the British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya, the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and MUA in senior positions before joining Kasneb. He has taught in high school and universities, has published widely and supervised several doctoral (PhD) and masters’ students in their theses’ projects. He is an external examiner in leading universities in East Africa. He has attended several global seminars and conferences in four continents.
FCPA Dr. Letting’ has been an active contributor of ideas in education and training sector at the university and technical training institutions sub-sectors and occasionally presents emerging issues on academic and corporate governance on TV.
He currently serves as a Council Member of the Institute, the Institute of Certified Investments and Financial Analysts (ICIFA), the Institute of Certified Secretaires (ICS), Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (PSASB) and currently the Honorary Treasurer for the Association of Professional Societies of East Africa (APSEA).
Dr. Letting’ holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration (Strategic Management), MBA and BCom degrees from the University of Nairobi. In addition, he holds Final Certificates from kasneb in the following professional qualifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Public Secretary (CPS) and Certified Investments and Financial Analyst (CIFA)
He was awarded Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (EBS) in 2020 and Head of State of Commendation (HSC) in 2012 for his contribution in the education sector and to the development of the country in Kenya.
He has previously been a Council Member and Chairman of ICPSK, member of Council of Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) and member of the Board of the National Commission for Science Technology and Innovations. (NACOSTI).
FCPA George Mokua is the National Chairman of ICPAK following his election in June 2021. He is also the immediate former National Vice Chairman, a position he held for two years from 2019-2021. He worked with the Council to steer the Institute out of the challenges caused by COVID-19 and remains confident that the Institute will overcome any threat and continue to thrive. FCPA Mokua has championed the adoption of Technology towards realizing institutional transformation.
He has served ICPAK and the accountancy profession at large for a continuous period of over 15 years in various capacities. These include 6 years at the National level and 9 years in regional Leadership at the ICPAK Coast Branch where he was the Chairman from 2014 – 2016. He currently represents ICPAK in PAFA Board and IFAC Council. In addition, he also represents ICPAK in KCA University BOT and KASNEB board.
He is the Managing Partner of Mokua Onwonga & Co. (CPA) and the Principal Partner at Ledger Registrars LLP, Certified Secretaries. He has experience spanning over 20 years as a practitioner. As a team leader, he has gained extensive and invaluable audit experience cutting across private and public sector audits, investigations, special audits, accounting and taxation. He also offers company secretarial services to various private and government corporations.
• Bachelor of Business Management (Accounting)
• Master’s in Business Administration (General Management)
University of Free State, South Africa
• Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA)
• Certified Secretary (CS)
1. Director General, NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AUTHORITY (NITA)
2. Board memberships:
1. Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) and Chair of the Technical Committee of the Council.
2. Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board( KASNEB)
3. Served as Ag. Director General (NITA)- 2years
4. Served as Director, Industrial Training (NITA)- 5 years
5. Served as Deputy Director in charge of TVET programs and as a Senior Assistant Director in charge of Industrial and Applied Sciences at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD)
6. Served as A fulltime Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Maseno University and a Tutorial fellow at University of Botswana.
7. Coordinated the World Bank funded Kenya Youth and Employment Opportunities Project (KYEOP) Component one to enhance data driven employability of the beneficiary youths through apprenticeship training and certification.
8. Coordinated reforms and development of training programs for the TVET sector, National Police Service, Kenya Prisons, College of Insurance, Department of Defense and IEBC among other Competency Based Training Initiatives.
1. Holds Master of Engineering Science (Computer Eng.) from QUT-Brisbane and a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical/Electronics) from USQ, Australia.
2. Member-Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (MIEEE)
3. Fellow of the Institute of Engineering Technologists (FIET-Kenya)
1. Development of LET policies to enable an Industrial skilling ecosystem that enhances competiveness, productivity, relevance, equity, equality and access. Energizing the Youth plus for 4IR and decent work within a gig economy.
2. Catalyze the development and implementation of Policy and standards on competence development in the Industrial, Finance and Businesses ecosystems. Promote Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) within QAIs to transform the Youth and informal beneficiaries towards a gig economy as future ready professionals.
A. Lead innovations on Industrial Skills development through an innovative implementation of the gazetted levels of Industrial Training scheme, National Occupational Standards , Qualification Packs and Trade Test Rules
CPA Dr. Elizabeth M. Kalunda was appointed as a member of the Board effective from 1 November 2021. She is a nominee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya in accordance with Section 15(1)(f) of the Accountants Act, No.15 of 2008.
She is a holder of Doctor of Philosophy, Business Administration, Banking Specialization, University of Nairobi, Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A) Accounting option, University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Education from Moi University and the Certified Public Accounting Profession.
Dr. Kalunda is an Assistant Professor at the United States International University- Africa (USIU-A), in the Chandaria School of Business in the area of Finance and Accounting. She previously served at the Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya in various positions as, Training Manager, Head of Technical Training and Project Co-coordinator-World Bank-IDF. She has also served as the Associate Director at JMG Strategy Innovations Ltd in charge of Business Research. She has also worked at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Government Training Institute and Teachers Service Commission.
Dr. Kalunda is a seasoned consultant, facilitator and researcher and has been involved in research in the area of Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Women Economic Development and Banking Outreach. She has trained various groups in design thinking, business development, business plans and innovations.
Dr. Kalunda is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), Audit Committee Member of Nairobi County Government and Board of Directors of Kasarani Technical and Vocational College and a Board member in a number of Secondary Schools in Kenya.
Dr Percy Opio Ph.D was appointed as a member of the Board effective from 1 November 2021. He is a nominee of the Board of kasneb in accordance with Section 15(1)(h) of the Accountants Act, No. 15 of 2008.
He is a holder of Doctor of Strategic Leadership (Strategic Foresights concentrate) degree from Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA, USA, Master of Arts in Leadership degree from PAC University, Bachelor of Education (Arts) degree from Moi University, and Management Information Systems Diploma from the Institute of Management Information Systems (UK).
He is a practitioner-academic with experience in Leadership Development, Strategic Foresight, Innovation and Change and ICT. He serves as Chief Executive – Strategy and Innovation at The Leadership Group, and is co-founder of two digital tech companies in Education and Healthcare respectively. He previously held the position of General Manager-ICT at Equity Bank Kenya where he played a key role in rolling out digitization and automation projects. His role also involved overseeing operational efficiency projects, leading the ICT Service Delivery team and chairing the Change Authorization Board. Percy is proud to have successfully implemented the ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework – a best practices IT Service Management Framework – at Equity Bank. As an academic, Percy is an adjunct lecturer at PAC University, International University Kenya and is a Programme Leader at Beaulah Heights University, USA. He is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and author of The Future of Banking in Kenya.
His consultancy engagements have covered ICT Audits, Leadership Development Programmes, Process Re-engineering, Design Thinking, Strategy Review and Formulation, ICT Advisory Services, Board Evaluations and Governance Audits. His experience cuts across several sectors that include Banking, Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs), Education, Manufacturing, Religious Sector and NGOs.
Jane holds a Masters of Business Administration (Finance) from JKUAT, a Bachelor of Education degree from Moi University majoring in Math and Economics. A certified Public Accountant of Kenya , CPA(K) and a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and a member of ISACA, well trained in public finance management in particular government liquidity and debt management. Currently a PhD student at JKUAT.
Has served in various positions in both private and public entities in the areas of auditing, accounting and finance management. Currently serving as a Deputy Accountant General in charge of Exchequer operations at The National Treasury.
Nkirote is a governance practitioner, certified secretary, and lawyer with a passion for sound governance, policy making, standard setting, capacity building and setting up institutional systems that deliver exceptional value. In twenty years of governance and legal practice, she has worked in both the public and private sectors in Kenya in a wide range of activities involving setting up governance and legal structures; legislative and policy development; supervision and capacity building. She is a fellow of the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya (FCS) where she has served to the position of Vice Chairman. She is also an active member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK).
In addition, in keeping with her calling to set up governance systems that outlive her, she has undertaken responsibilities relating to the strengthening of the legislative and governance framework in Kenya and the East African region in the fields of corporate governance and financial sector regulation. In this regard, she was part of the eight (8) member team from ICPSK which worked with the State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC) to develop Mwongozo: The Code of Corporate Governance for State Corporations. Nkirote has also been involved in the development of the Code of Practice for Advertising Practitioners in Kenya, the ICPSK Code of Governance for Private Organizations in Kenya and the review of the framework for implementation of Governance Audits under the CMA Code of Governance for Issuers of Securities to the Public. She has been a Validator for accession to the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MMoU).
Nkirote is currently the UAP-Old Mutual Group Company Secretary /Legal Counsel and Company Secretary for Faulu Microfinance Bank Limited; responsible for twenty-two (22) companies in five (5) countries of operation and one (1) country of domicile.
Nkirote is certified by IFC as a Trainer of Trainers in Corporate Governance and she is a Certified Governance Auditor. She is also an AoEC Certified Executive Coach and exposure to various leadership programmes have been invaluable to her development as a commercially astute marketplace leader.
Capacity building and empowerment activities are passions she fulfils through engaging in various training undertakings, trust activities and networks. Being passionate about women in leadership, Nkirote mentors actively and is also a founder of the Women on Boards Network Kenya (WOBN).
Nkirote is committed to her family and her faith, a life-long learner and enjoys experiencing new places and people. She is married to Job and together they are raising two young ladies.
Diana is a Certified Secretary, an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and trained Governance Auditor. She has interests in corporate governance, regulatory affairs, compliance and alternative resolution of disputes.
Currently, she is the Corporation Secretary and Chief Manager Legal Affairs at the Insurance Regulatory Authority, a Council Member at the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya, a Member of the Council of Legal Education and serves in various capacities in committees of various other professional bodies. She also served as a member of the Capital Markets Stewardship Code Committee which developed the Kenya Capital Markets Stewardship Code for Institutional Investors, 2017.
Diana is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, the Institute of Directors (Kenya), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the East Africa Law Society, the Women on Boards Network and is a Mentor with the Global Give Back Circle.
Maina Kanyi has 16+ years’ experience of initiating and delivering sustained results and effective change in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development in Kenya. Major experience lies in strategizing and leading cross-functional teams to bring about fundamental change and improvement in strategy, processes, and profitability – both as a leader and expert consultant in the MSME world.
Experienced Entrepreneurship and TVET expert also having held Senior Managerial positions in Government of Kenya in the Ministries of Labour, Trade, Industrialization & Enterprise Development. He has a solid and first-hand experience in Management of Donor Funded Development Projects, with a background in strategy and 7+ years’ experience in Developing and implementing mechanisms for sustainable development of TVETs, Project formulation, implementation and Evaluation.
Experienced strategist, entrepreneurship and start-up enthusiast with a passion for building businesses and challenging the status quo. 8+ year track-record of defining new business strategies, launching new ventures, and delivering operational impact, both as a project team lead and executor.
A High school teacher by initiation in early stages of career growth, a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship Education, Building and Civil Engineering and Industrial Organization & Management in the TVET Sector.
Kanyi is an accomplished executive with experience in providing support to high-level boards. Currently serving as a Deputy Director of Technical Education at the State Department of Vocational and Technical Training, Ministry of Education.
Kanyi is a holder of MSc in Entrepreneurship from Kenyatta University and BSc in Entrepreneurship from Karatina University and a Diploma in Technical Education from Kenya Technical Trainers College.
Dorcas is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya; she holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Nairobi. She has interests in Family law and Succession matters and alternative resolution of disputes with a bias in mediation, currently serving as Chief State Counsel, Deputy Public Trustee in the Department of Public Trustee, Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice.