Dr Margaret Nyakang’o has broad experience in Financial management, Accounting, Administration, Strategy, Auditing, Accounting, Tax and Human Resource management, all gained in a variety of organizations both in the public and private sectors. Dr 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 a key state corporation in Western Kenya, as well as in the now defunct KACA, where she was a Principal Corruption Preventive officer. She has held key positions in the Cooperative sector as Deputy General Manager of a giant national Sacco, as Chief Accountant in the insurance industry, as well as being Finance manager in the security industry. Before joining KNBS in 2008, she worked as Finance Director of Africa International University. She has also in the past 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.
Dr Nyakang’o recently completed her Doctorate in Business Administration degree with the University of Liverpool, UK (2016). Before then, she held a Bachelor of Commerce Hons. (Accounting Option) and an MBA degree (Strategic Management), both from the University of Nairobi. In addition she is a Certified Public Accountant, registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya as a practicing member, in good standing.
Dr Nyakang’o has undertaken a wide range of trainings, both 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, Dr Nyakang’o plays golf and loves reading factual material.