Mike Mbaya first served as a technical advisor to the IFAC SMP committee from January of 2015. After serving a 3 year term, he was appointed as a full member of the same committee commencing January 2018. He was nominated by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).
Mr. Mbaya is the lead partner of Mbaya & Associates which is a highly reputed mid-sized accounting practice in Kenya. He has been an accounting practitioner for close to 20 years serving the African region and he has an enviable exposure and understanding of governance and accounting matters in developing nations.
Mr. Mbaya joined the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 2004 and has served on their Practitioners Development Committee for 7 years. He has also served as a Treasurer of the East African Wildlife Society which is a leading conservation body in Africa. He has also served as the Treasurer of the Kenya Harlequins Rugby Football Club, these two positions demonstrate his love for Nature and Rugby Football Union.
Mr. Mbaya is a Certified Public Accountant in Kenya and has a Masters Degree in Development Finance from the University Of Stellenbosch, to go with his Bachelor of International Business Administration Degree from the United States International University.