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Deloitte East Africa appoints first female CEO – ANNE MURAYA

ANN MURAYA - Deloitte East Africa first female CEO - African Leaders Magazine

Audit and consulting firm Deloitte East Africa has appointed Anne Muraya as its new chief executive effective June 1, 2022, as it continues to focus on driving East Africa’s regional growth potential.

She would become the first woman to hold the CEO position when she takes over from Joe Eshun, who has been promoted to Deloitte Africa Managing Director for Businesses based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

According to a statement quoted by the outgoing Deloitte Africa CEO, Lwazi Bam, Muraya’s extensive history of leadership and her experience in advising multinational clients looking to establish themselves in the East Africa market made her an ideal person for the role.

ANN MURAYA - Deloitte East Africa first female CEO - African Leaders Magazine

“These appointments are not only a continuation of our transformation journey but a reflection of the firm’s commitment to living our shared values, particularly “leading the way” and “fostering inclusion, said the outgoing Deloitte Africa CEO Lwazi Bam.

“We have spent the last four years setting the foundation for the growth of our business by focusing on client service excellence, shaping the right culture aligned by our Deloitte Shared Values, and ensuring operational efficiency. I am excited to hand over the torch to Ann Muraya, and we are confident that she will be a force in driving Deloitte forward in an exciting but also challenging post-pandemic environment.” said the outgoing Deloitte East Africa CEO, Joe Eshun.

Anne is a certified public accountant with vast experience spanning over 19 years in Audit & Assurance, managing several listed/private companies cutting across multi-industries and Eastern Africa. She is a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and also a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants Rwanda (IcPAR).  Anne is a member of Deloitte Africa Audit Executive Committee (Exco) which is responsible for setting the strategic direction and focus areas of the Africa Audit & Assurance business and overseeing the implementation of this strategy and DEA Management Committee Meeting

ANN MURAYA - Deloitte East Africa first female CEO - African Leaders Magazine

Ms Muraya began her career at Deloitte in 1994 as an auditor, shortly after graduating from Kenyatta University with a Bachelor of Education degree.

She rose through the ranks, becoming the first female East Africa Audit leader in 2017 and later became the first female Africa Managing Partner for Responsible Business and Public Policy in 2021.

“I am excited about working with our teams to serve our clients and continue to contribute to the growth in the profession and the whole reporting ecosystem,” Ms Muraya said of her appointment.

She said she was committed to being “part of the solution to climate change and social and economic inequalities.”

Ms Muraya will oversee operations in offices in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, and Somalia in her new role.

She joins the CEO- elect Ruwayda Redfearn and Deloitte Africa board chair Delia Ndlovu as senior female executives leading the Deloitte Africa business.

Source: africabusinessinsider

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