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IMF appoints Kenyan as Director of Audit

The OIA conducts independent examinations of the IMF’s internal control and governance processes.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 5 – International Monetary Fund (IMF) has appointed Dr. Nancy Asiko Onyango as Director of the Fund’s Office of Internal Audit and Inspection (OIA).

While making the announcement, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Ms. Onyango brings to the Fund over 25 years of experience in internal audit, strategic risk management, corporate governance and IT risk management.

“In addition to her extensive assurance and corporate governance experience, Nancy is passionate about empowering women and girls, notably in harnessing their leadership potential. She is a Global Give Back Circle mentor to girls from disadvantaged backgrounds,” said Lagarde.

Onyango takes over in February 2018 from Clare Brady who has left IMF and will oversee the office that conducts independent examinations of the IMF’s internal control and governance processes.

Before her appointment, Onyango was the Chief Executive Officer at Reliance Risk Advisory Solutions based in Kenya and was at some point a Partner at PwC Kenya.

She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a doctorate degree in Business Administration from the United States International University – Africa in conjunction with the Columbia Business School, specialiazing in gender leadership and organizational change management, amongst other degrees.

She also holds several international certifications from global institutions such as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

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