Mrs. Margaret Nyakang'o
Director, Finance and Administration
Mrs Margaret Nyakang’o is a holder of a Bachelor of Commerce Hons. (Accounting Option) and an MBA degree (Strategic Management), both from the University of Nairobi. She has recently completed her thesis in Strategic Workforce Planning, in fulfilment of her Doctorate in Business Administration degree with the University of Liverpool, UK, expected at the end of 2015. In addition she a Certified Public Accountant, registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya as a practising member, in good standing.
Mrs Nyakang’o has broad experience in Financial management, Administration, Strategy, Auditing, Accounting, Tax and Human resource management, all gained in a variety of organizations both in the public and private sectors. Mrs Nyakang’o started her career in the National Audit office, where she left at the position of Principal Auditor, having audited Government institutions, local authorities and State corporations as well as donor funded programmes. She later worked as Financial Controller for LBDA, a key state corporation in Kisumu as well as in the now defunct KACA, where she was a Corruption Preventive officer. She has held key positions in the Cooperative sector as Deputy General Manager of Harambee Sacco, in the insurance industry, where she was a Chief Accountant of Corporate Insurance Co Ltd and in the security industry, where she was the Finance Manager of BM Security. Before joining KNBS in 2008, she worked as Finance Director of Africa International University. She has also managed her own audit practice, M.N.Nyakang’o & Associates, in which she handled attestation functions including systems auditing and computerized accounting for a variety of clients.
Mrs Nyakang’o has undertaken a wide range of trainings within and outside her line of work. She is a qualified woman Board director with hands on skills in corporate governance and a member of the Women on Boards Network as well as the Association of Women Accountants of Kenya. In her spare time, Mrs Nyakang’o plays golf and loves reading factual material.