CHAN­CEL­LOR OF COPPERSTONE UNIVER­SITY

Zambian Business Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

Dear Fac­ulty, Staff, Stu­dents and the Com­mu­nity at Large:

It is my very great plea­sure to for­mally in­tro­duce Pro­fes­sor Ngotho Wa Kar­iuki to the of­fice of Chan­cel­lor of Copperstone Univer­sity. Pro­fes­sor Ngotho Wa Kar­iuki will join Copperstone Univer­sity in June 2018, prior to the cel­e­bra­tion of our Char­ter Day. This im­por­tant ap­point­ment is the cul­mi­na­tion of a rig­or­ous in­ter­na­tional and na­tional search fu­eled by Copperstone’s pri­mary ob­jec­tive of fos­ter­ing qual­ity and solid higher ed­u­ca­tion to Zam­bians and the world at large.

Pro­fes­sor Ngotho Wa Kar­iuki’s ap­point­ment comes at a time when the Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Au­thor­ity has pre­sented univer­si­ties with im­mense op­por­tu­ni­ties to re-imag­ine their role in the Zam­bia. The role of knowl­edge and schol­ar­ship has been the most long­stand­ing im­por­tant dif­fer­en­tia­tor be­tween suc­cess­ful coun­tries and those that are less suc­cess­ful. As grap­pling with the chal­lenge of cre­at­ing and trans­mit­ting knowl­edge that is at once uni­ver­sal and glob­ally com­pet­i­tive con­tin­ues, it is also true that our na­tion is fac­ing a num­ber of so­cio-eco­nomic chal­lenges which de­mand that our univer­si­ties be re­spon­sive and rel­e­vant in­sti­tu­tions. Univer­si­ties must con­tinue to be cra­dles for de­vel­op­ing minds that ad­dress some of the in­tractable chal­lenges of cor­rup­tion, poverty, in­equal­ity and un­em­ploy­ment, oc­cu­pa­tional safety, en­vi­ron­men­tal health and much more. Pro­fes­sor Ngotho Wa Kar­iuki will be work­ing to po­si­tion Copperstone Univer­sity to pro­vi­sion for struc­tured aca­demic pro­grams in En­trepreneur­ship; De­sign and Tech­nol­ogy, Oc­cu­pa­tional Safety and Health En­vi­ron­ment (OSHE); Leather Tech­nol­ogy; Fire Tech­nol­ogy train­ing; Foren­sic and Strate­gic Stud­ies Re­search and Con­sul­tancy services in En­trepreneur­ship and De­vel­op­ing the young en­ter­prise and En­ter­prise de­vel­op­ment in­cu­ba­tion fa­cil­i­ties amongst other pri­or­i­ties iden­ti­fied.

Pro­fes­sor Ngotho Wa Kar­iuki’s brings to Copperstone Univer­sity the wealth of ad­min­is­tra­tive and aca­demic ex­pe­ri­ence. A quick sum­mary is here in­cluded for your re­view.

• Over thirty years of ex­pe­ri­ence as Lec­turer, Pro­fes­sor, Trainer and Con­sul­tant on Tax­a­tion, Fi­nan­cial Man­age­ment and Pub­lic Fi­nance Man­age­ment; Wide knowl­edge of Pub­lic Sec­tor Man­age­ment, Civil Ser­vice Re­form and Tax Sys­tems of East, Cen­tral and South­ern African coun­tries gained through de­sign­ing mar­ket­ing and de­liv­er­ing in­no­va­tive and highly suc­cess­ful train­ing pro­grams for Se­nior Civil Ser­vants.

• A mem­ber of Judges and Mag­is­trates Vet­ting Board ( JMVB), a con­sti­tu­tional Com­mis­sion formed after Kenyans New 2010 Con­sti­tu­tion to vet and es­tab­lish suit­abil­ity of ju­di­cial of­fi­cers who were in of­fice by Au­gust 27, 2010. Chair of Pub­li­ca­tion ed­i­to­rial com­mit­tee and fi­nance and hu­man re­sources com­mit­tee.

• Com­mon­wealth Fund for Tech­ni­cal Co­op­er­a­tion (CFTC), Lon­don. Se­conded as a Com­mon­wealth Ex­pert/ Ad­vi­sor and Vis­it­ing Pro­fes­sor of Fi­nance, Ac­count­ing and Tax­a­tion, to the Gov­ern­ment of Repub­lic of Cameroon, Univer­sity of Buea (2006-2010)

• Prac­ticed as a Pub­lic Ac­coun­tant and Au­di­tor for sev­eral years and a found­ing mem­ber of the In­sti­tute of Cer­ti­fied pub­lic Ac­coun­tants in Kenya, 1978. Mem­ber of the ini­tial Coun­cil. Helped to draft the first Act, which set up the Ac­count­ing In­sti­tute and the sub­se­quent amend­ments. Be­came CPA in 1975. Cur­rently a part­ner in a prac­tice he founded. (Ngotho Wa Kar­iuki and As­so­ciates CPAs).

• Ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in teach­ing, re­search and Univer­sity ad­min­is­tra­tion at se­nior man­age­ment level as Chair­man - De­part­ment of Ac­count­ing and Dean of Fac­ulty of Com­merce, Chair­man of var­i­ous Univer­sity Com­mit­tees. Mem­ber of Se­nate and a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Univer­sity in sev­eral com­mit­tees and Boards, Univer­sity of Nairobi.

• Pro­fes­sor of Fi­nan­cial Man­age­ment, Ac­count­ing and Tax­a­tion, Univer­sity of Venda, Lim­popo Prov­ince, Repub­lic of South Africa.

• Head of Ac­count­ing Pro­gram in Ex­ec­u­tive MBA, Africa Univer­sity, Mutare, Zim­babwe. Helped set up Ex­ec­u­tive MBA pro­gram, Na­tional Univer­sity of Science and Tech­nol­ogy, Bu­l­awayo, Zim­babwe. Mem­ber of the Univer­sity Se­nate, Africa Univer­sity, Mutare.

• Head of De­part­ment of Ac­count­ing, Au­dit­ing and Tax­a­tion, Univer­sity of Namibia. Mem­ber of the Univer­sity Se­nate, Mem­ber of Fi­nan­cial Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee of the Univer­sity of Namibia

• Suc­cess­ful track record of ca­pac­ity build­ing of East, Cen­tral and South­ern African Se­nior Man­agers of in­dus­try, bank­ing, paras­tatals and Gov­ern­ment min­istries en­hanced dur­ing three years as Se­nior Con­sul­tant at a lead­ing man­age­ment train­ing in­sti­tute.

• Abil­ity to com­bine aca­demic lead­er­ship with a record of suc­cess­ful Se­nior man­age­ment in pri­vate and pub­lic sec­tor; skilled and ex­pe­ri­enced in pol­icy anal­y­sis and ap­pli­ca­tion, ne­go­ti­at­ing at var­i­ous lev­els, com­mu­ni­cat­ing with peo­ple from dif­fer­ent back­grounds at na­tional and in­ter­na­tional level

• Over thirty year of ex­pe­ri­ence in ru­ral de­vel­op­ment work mostly in vol­un­tary ca­pac­ity.

• Ex­pe­ri­ence in Gov­ern­ment ac­count­ing and Pub­lic sec­tor ac­count­ing. Re­cently par­tic­i­pated in a con­sul­tancy on Re­view of State Fi­nance Act in Namibia.

• Worked on the doc­u­ment and the Terms of Ref­er­ence for the re­view of the Namib­ian tax sys­tem as rec­om­mended by the World Bank in the 1996 re­port. De­signed the Tax train­ing pro­gram for the tax of­fi­cers in Namibia.

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