Experience

  • HEAD OF RISK, AUDIT & COMPLIANCE

    at GEMS EDUCATION

    January 2018 - at Present

    Nairobi

    Continually review and analyze the design and operation of systems, procedures, and internal controls to ensure maximum efficiency and benefit. Provide appropriate recommendations that adhere to internationally accepted practices. Manage the development of business globally across the African Region. Key Accomplishments: • Established and facilitated audit, risk, and compliance function for the Africa Region. • Managed risk across in 18 schools in two countries, increasing risk and compliance awareness culture

  • GROUP HEAD OF RISK AND COMPLIANCE

    at RESOLUTION INSURANCE

    July 2017 - January 2018

    Nairobi

    Oversaw processes, identified potential risks and developed processes minimize determined risks. Provided insight and ensured proper procedures were adhered to. Held accountability for enhancing and protecting organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight. Key Accomplishments: • Ensured compliance across 900 external agents and brokers and in-house sales team with over 200 consultants. • Influenced change of the organisation’s mindset towards risk and compliance.

  • RISK & COMPLIANCE MANAGER

    at LIBERTY LIFE ASSURANCE

    August 2013 - July 2017

    Nairobi

    On boarded to design and implement policies and procedures across the organization. Supported risk management initiatives and drove the execution of respective areas of emphasis from implementation of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework. Guided the compliance management function and monitored the compliance universe for breaches. Provided assistance in developing the right levels of governance and risk infrastructure to achieve the risk strategy and plan on an annual basis. Determined the infrastructure needed to minimize risks across identification, measurement, monitoring, and reporting. Identified and produced reports detailing top risks in the business and provided methods for minimization. Provided requirements to personnel in the event of a disaster. Regularly updated the Business Continuity Plans. Managed battle boxes, ensuring completion and updating at the disaster recovery site.

  • AUDIT AND RISK MANAGEMENT AUDITOR-EAST & SOUTHERN AFRICA

    at UNILEVER KENYA LIMITED

    September 2008 - July 2013

    Nairobi

    Reviewed and analyzed risk management and control processes to identify potential risks and losses. Collaborated with team to formalize annual audit plans across nine business units in seven countries in Africa; Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya (Consumer and Tea Business), Tanzania(Tea business).Conducted audits in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors Standards to ensure compliance with established policies, procedures and regulations in Information Systems, Financial and Operations. Prepared and presented detailed reports with audit findings to better assist senior level management in change management.

Education

  • COBIT 5 Foundation

    at APMG International,

    2016 - 2016 (1 year)

  • COBIT 5 Assessor

    at APMG, INTERNATIONAL

    2016 - 2016 (1 year)

  • MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

    at HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

    2012 - 2016 (4 years)

  • CERTIFIED INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDITOR

    at ISACA

    2012 - 2012 (1 year)

  • BACHELOR OF COMMERCE DEGREE

    at STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY

    2002 - 2006 (4 years) Nairobi

Languages

  • English Native

  • Swahili Native

Hives