The Star (Kenya) - - Society - Bernard Ndungu.

The 15th edi­tion of the an­nual FiRe awards was held at the Wind­sor Golf and Coun­try Club ho­tel in Ki­ambu county on Fri­day evening.

With the theme be­ing ‘ Ac­count­able Gov­er­nance for Ex­cel­lence and Re­li­a­bil­ity in Fi­nan­cial Re­port­ing in East Africa’’, chief guest Africa at UN Global Com­pact chief Ola­jobi Mak­inwa, com­mended Kenyan com­pa­nies for ad­vanc­ing prin­ci­ples of good cor­po­rate gov­er­nance as well as sus­tain­abil­ity re­port­ing.

Bar­clays Bank emerged over­all win­ner out of an en­try field of 399. Present were CMA chief ex­ec­u­tive Paul Muthaura, his NSE coun­ter­part Ge­of­frey Odundo, ICPAK chair­man Fer

nan­des Barasa and Na­tional Trea­sury ac­coun­tant gen­eral


Cap­i­tal Mar­kets Au­thor­ity chair­man James Ndegwa presents the Best Bank Award to Bar­clays chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer Yusuf Omar.

FiRe awards chief judge James Mc­fie.

Africa at UN Global Com­pact chief Ola­jobi Mak­inwa.

Nairobi Se­cu­rity Ex­change chief ex­ec­u­tive Ge­of­frey Odundo with his Cap­i­tal Mar­ket Au­thor­ity coun­ter­part Paul Muthaura.

KCB Group in­vestor re­la­tions man­ager Cyn­dia Kipchumba Nguli with HELB head of cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions Wavi Muigai.

Dune Pack­ag­ing’s Grace Gaku­nia with Anne Kav­ilia.

Na­tional Trea­sury ac­coun­tant gen­eral Bernard Ndungu, RSM East Africa part­ner Si­mon Fisher and PKF part­ner Asif Chaudhry.

Grant Thorn­ton au­dit man­ager Bernard Wabuyele, Pratik Shah and Aaro Sys­tems founder Jonas Aaro.

ICPAK chair­man Fer­nan­des Barasa with Pub­lic Sec­tor Ac­count­ing head of sec­re­tariat Pa­trick Abachi.

Stan­dard Char­tered Bank fi­nan­cial con­troller Gla­dys Wariah, PwC part­ner Richard Njoroge and ICAEW head of in­ter­na­tional mar­ket­ing Lara Khouri.

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