Dr. Margaret Nyakang’o was appointed the Controller of Budget in the Republic of Kenya on 4th December, 2019 among others, to oversee and report on implementation of the budgets of the National and County Governments to the National Assembly, Senate, County Assemblies and the Executive on a quarterly basis. She holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Liverpool, UK. Her doctoral research thesis was on Strategic Workforce Planning within the context of the Kenyan Public Service.
She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Strategic Management and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, both from the University of Nairobi. Dr. Nyakang’o is a Certified Public Accountant, and a Practising Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. She is also a member of the Association of Women Accountants of Kenya and an active member of the Women on Boards Network with hands-on skills in corporate governance.
Dr. Nyakang’o has broad experience in Finance and Accounting, Strategic Management, Auditing, Tax, and Human Resource Management; all gained from working in numerous organisations both in the public and private sectors in Kenya. Her experience spans over thirty years, during which she has distinguished herself as a person of impeccable integrity with a wide range of skills and expertise; all rolled-up into a powerhouse of demonstrable positive change.
Dr. Nyakang’o has undertaken training both within and outside her line of profession in various disciplines including among others, Enterprise Risk Management, Quality Management Systems, Public Finance Management, and Corporate Governance. She is passionate in mentoring and coaching young aspiring women professionals. She is both a Certified Online Trainer and a Certified Professional Coach.
Dr. Nyakang’o is an experienced Board Trustee having served in several Retirement Benefits Schemes, the most recent being the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme. She has also been a Board Member in the Institute of Pension Management. Further, she has served at the Vet Labs Sports Club Board and was a member of the Kenya National Commission for Human Rights Audit and Risk Committee. Other than having been an independent consultant, Dr. Nyakang’o also shared and disseminated her wealth of experience as a lecturer at KCA University, where she integrated academic theory into the practical world of business. She has authored several publications with some in progress. In her spare time, she plays golf and loves reading factual materials.