KPMG East Africa has appointed Benson Ndung’u as the new CEO. He currently serves as KPMG’s Head of Tax in the region. Prior to his role in the tax department, he worked with KPMG Uganda as the Managing Partner from 2007 to 2017.
Benson has worthwhile experience in audit and advisory having served in diverse sectors for the last 20 years. Mr. Ndung’u is a Bachelor of Economics graduate and an MBA holder from the University of Nairobi.
The new CEO will take over from Josphat Mwaura who has been in the position for ten years. Benson assured his colleagues and KMPG clients of his commitment to see the firm achieve its goals. While speaking to his workmates, he said, “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…..I see a bright future for our firm.”
At the start of April, KPMG East Africa won a KSh184 million contract with the Ethiopian Bankers Association to assist the banks to upgrade to the new internationally recognized accounting standard IFRS 9.
Mr. Ndung’u will take office on 1st September 2019. In the meantime, he will work closely with his predecessor Josphat Mwaura to allow for a smooth handover.