Nancy Muhoya to take over as Managing Partner at EY Kenya

08 August 2019 2 min. read
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Big Four accounting and advisory firm EY has appointed Nancy Muhoya as its new Managing Partner in Kenya. Muhoya is the first female to occupy the top spot at EY, and will take the place of incumbent Managing Partner Gitachi Gachahi, who has been at the firm for three decades. 

Muhoya has been at EY for nearly two decades, having held a variety of positions during the course of her career. Most recently, she has been a Partner in EY’s audit vertical, and the Leader of Assurance services across the region of East Africa. Her performance in all her roles has reportedly been steadily strong.

At a time when gender balance in the workplace is becoming an increasingly central matter of debate across Africa, Muhoya becomes the first female to hold the top position at EY Kenya. She will also take on the responsibility as Cluster Leader for the firm’s East Africa practice.

Nancy Muhoya to take over as Managing Partner at EY Kenya

She holds a bachelors degree in commerce as well as an MBA from the University of Nairobi, while the majority of her professional experience lies in the accounting space. Other experience that she has accumulated over the years covers business process improvement and internal controls.

Muhoya is also well equipped in the domain of financial analysis, and has an entrepreneurial bend in her approach. Her MBA was specialised in Strategic Management, which gives her the balanced of accounting and strategy that appears a good fit to manage the diverse operations at a EY, particularly in the dynamic East African market.

She takes over from current Managing Partner Gitachi Gachahi, who commented “I am proud to announce the appointment of Nancy Muhoya Ng’ang’a as the leader of EY East Africa and the Kenya country managing partner. She goes down in record as the first female cluster leader to be appointed in EY Africa.”

“The growth of our assurance business has been phenomenal under the leadership of Nancy. With her experience, business acumen, exposure and global mind set, our business is poised for a take-off to the next level,” added Gachahi, who is set to retire as of next year.