Josphat Mwaura to soon step down as KPMG East Africa Chief Executive

09 April 2019 Consultancy.africa

Global professional services firm KPMG has announced that its current Chief Executive for its East Africa practice – Josphat Mwaura – will vacate his role at the helm of the firm in five months, and will be replaced by the former Managing Partner at KPMG Uganda Benson Ndung’u.

Mwaura has been at KPMG East Africa for nearly two decades, having joined in October 1999 as a Partner. Since 2008, Mwaura has been the CEO and Senior Partner at the firm based in Nairobi, where his mandate – among other things – has been to “promote Africa to the world.”

His position at the helm has coincided with the rapid expansion of East Africa’s profile across Africa and the rest of the world. The region has increasingly gained a degree of political stability and is attracting a vast pool of foreign investment. Mwaura has helped a lot of international clients with integration in the region.

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Prior to working at KPMG’s East Africa practice, Mwaura was employed at KPMG Kenya, where he was a Managing Consultant for nearly four years. During this time, he worked on anti-corruption strategies in Kenya, while also working on projects in neighbouring countries such as Uganda and Rwanda.

Mwaura’s credentials were boosted in 2002, when he completed a Macro Economic Programme Management degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His plans for after he vacates his position at KPMG East Africa have not been revealed.

Mwaura will be replaced by Benson Ndung’u, who is currently the Head of Tax at KPMG East Africa. Ndung’u is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Kenya and Uganda, and has been the Managing Partner at Uganda between 2007 and 2017.

Commenting on his imminent appointment, Ndung’u said, “I am deeply honoured and humbled by the trust that the partners have placed on me. My commitment is to continue to take advantage of the immense opportunities in this market to achieve the strategic aspirations that we have set ourselves.”

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KPMG Botswana appoints first ever female Partner as Managing Partner

22 April 2019 Consultancy.africa

Global professional services firm KPMG has appointed a new Managing Partner for its Botswana practice. Gosego Motsamai, who is the first female Partner at KPMG Botswana, will take the helm of the practice with immediate effect with hopes of growing the firm’s presence in the country.

Motsamai holds a degree in accounting and commerce from the University of Botswana, and has been inducted into the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She is also a Certifies Internal Auditor form the Institute of Internal Auditors, which has led promising career in the auditing and advisory space.

She began her career at Big Four accounting and advisory firm Deloitte in Botswana, where she remained for over three years as an Audit Assistant. She joined KPMG Botswana in 1998 as an Audit Traineee, and made her way up to the position of Audit Senior over a four-year spell.

KPMG Botswana appoints first ever female Partner as Managing Partner

Motsamai has remained at KPMG ever since, and rose from the rank of Audit Supervisor to Senior Manager for the Advisory division. In 2012, she was appointed the Associate Director of the firm’s Advisory division, and she finally ascended to the position of Partner four years ago in 2014.

She now reaches the pinnacle of her career as the Managing Partner at KPMG Botswana. The announcement was made by Chairman of KPMG Southern Africa Wiseman Nkuhlu on Friday, and will be effective immediately. Among the Big Four firms in Botswana, Motsamai is one of only two female executives at Partner level, and her promotion comes at a time when gender balance is a central debate across Africa.

Nkuhlu has described her as a devoted professional, who has been looking to advance the advisory profession across Botswana by promoting higher standards across the business environment. She is known for her support and mentorship of young professionals who come through the chartered accountancy ranks.

She said of her appointment, “As chairman, I am proud to make this announcement and am certain that under Gosego's leadership, we will see KPMG Botswana continue to be a leading professional services firm in the country. I look forward to working with the team and lead KPMG through these challenging times as we look to rebuild trust and become the clear choice.”