Kithinji Kiragu – Director
Mr Kithinji Kiragu is a Certified Public Accountant, Kenya and holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, UK, and a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Option from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He has also pursued post-graduate training in management at, among others, University of Denver, Colorado and Pennsylvania State University, USA.
Kithinji practices as a public sector management specialist, and is the Chairman and director at the Africa Development Professional Group. Until June 2006, he was a Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) responsible for public sector management advisory services in the Africa Central region. He had joined PwC in 2002, when his firm, KK Consulting Associates, merged with PwC. Earlier in his career, he was an associate director at the PwC legacy firm, Coopers & Lybrand, which he left in 1988 to establish his firm. In 1995-1998, Kithinji was the Chief Technical Adviser for Public Service Reform at the President’s Office for Public Service Management of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania. Over the years, he has provided management and economics consulting services to many private and public sector organizations but since mid-1990s he has focused on public sector management issues with a wealth of experience having worked in East Africa, Zambia, Rwanda, Mozambique, Botswana, Malawi, Angola, Madagascar, and most West African countries.
Kithinji was Vice Chair of the Executive Board & Chair of Finance & Human Resources Committee of the Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), HQs in Harare, Zimbabwe (until August 2014) and is a Director of several companies where he is a shareholder. Until September 2012, he was the Chair of the State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC) of the President’s Office, Kenya (2009-2012). He has a deep understanding of Kenya and is a comparatively successful entrepreneur. In 2006, he was bestowed the honour of the Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) of Kenya by H.E. President Mwai Kibaki for personal contribution to development in the country and in 2011, the President honoured him with the medal of Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS). He has not only worked with various ministries and departments in African states but has also supported a range of international development agencies to achieve one common goal – an enriching public sector.
Tel: +254-20-3862340 /+254-735-862340
Read more on Kithinji’s experience in civil service reform here.