Patrick Mahonga Mtange

Country: Kenya

Patrick M. Mtange became a member of the IFAC Nominating Committee in January 2016, having been nominated by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

Mr. Mtange is the Finance and Administration Director of Diakonia, Africa Region, an international aid organization based in Stockholm, Sweden, with offices in Sweden, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. He has worked as a professional accountant in business for over 20 years in both the public and non-profit sectors, serving in positions such as Financial Controller as well as Finance and Administration Director.

He was Chairman of ICPAK from 2012-2013 and has served on various ICPAK councils and committees. During his tenure, he played a vital role in influencing national public policy, most notably the enactment of the Public Financial Management Act, which provided the legal framework for the implementation of International Public Sector Accounting Standards in Kenya. During his chairmanship, ICPAK spearheaded several mutual recognition agreements in East Africa and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales, and embarked on the construction of the ultra-modern ICPAK center in Nairobi. Mr. Mtange also hosted the first-ever Africa Congress of Accountants in 2012 in Nairobi, served on the inaugural Board of the Pan Africa Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and was involved in the establishment of PAFA.

Mr. Mtange is the past Board Chairman of the Public Procurement Oversight Authority, a past member of the KCA University Board of Trustees, a past and current member of the Finance Committee of Daystar University and Africa International University Governing Councils respectively. Mr. Mtange is a CPA who graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree - accounting option from Panjab University in India. He is a certified professional mediator.

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