Job Title: Chair
Caroline Jebet Kigen became chair of the Professional Accountancy Organization (PAO) Development Committee in January 2014, nominated by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). She previously served as a member of the Compliance Advisory Panel from 2008 to 2012 and its deputy chair in 2013.
Mrs. Kigen is currently chief executive officer and secretary to the Council of the ICPAK, a position she has held since June 2006. Previously, Mrs. Kigen was director of Professional Services and deputy to the chief executive officer of the ICPAK.
Mrs. Kigen has also worked in academia, having served as a lecturer of accounting at the University of Nairobi and Strathmore University for more than five years, as well as working within the audit and assurance department of PwC.
Mrs. Kigen has also had extensive experience in the boardroom having served in various boards and committees, including KASNEB, the body that examines the professional CPA examinations in Kenya.
Mrs. Kigen’s academic and professional qualifications include an Masters in Business Administration specializing in Accounting and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Nairobi, 2000, a Certified Public Accountant, and a member and Fellow of ICPAK.