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.
Muraya will be the first woman chief executive at the firm, where she will oversee operations in offices in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, and Somalia.
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.
“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.
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 joins the CEO- elect Ruwayda Redfearn and Deloitte Africa board chair Delia Ndlovu as senior female executives leading the Deloitte Africa business.