Deloitte East Africa appoints first female CEO Ann Muraya

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She will become the first woman CEO when she succeeds Joe Eshun, who has been promoted to Managing Director of Deloitte Africa for Enterprises based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

According to a statement quoted by the outgoing CEO of Deloitte Africa, Lwazi Bam, Muraya’s long history of leadership and experience in advising multinational clients seeking to establish themselves in the East African market have made it an ideal person for this position.

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

“We have spent the past four years laying the foundation for our company’s growth by focusing on customer service excellence, shaping the right culture aligned with our Deloitte shared values ​​and ensuring operational efficiency. I am delighted to pass the torch to Ann Muraya, and we are confident that she will be a force in moving Deloitte forward in an exciting but also challenging post-pandemic environment. said outgoing CEO of Deloitte East Africa, Joe Eshun.

Ms. Muraya started her career with Deloitte in 1994 as an auditor shortly after earning a Bachelor of Education from Kenyatta University.

She rose through the ranks, becoming the first female audit manager in East Africa in 2017 and then the first female managing partner in Africa for responsible business and public policy in 2021.

“I am excited to work with our teams to serve our clients and continue to contribute to the growth of the profession and the entire 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 inequality”.

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 CEO-elect Ruwayda Redfearn and Deloitte Africa Board Chair Delia Ndlovu as senior female executives to lead the Deloitte Africa business.

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