Prof. Elizabeth Kalunda appointed as the Vice-Chair of ICPAK
By Elizabeth Kalunda
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) elected CPA Prof. Elizabeth Kalunda as the Vice-Chair during its 100th Special Council meeting on October 18, 2023. Prof. Kalunda's appointment signifies a pivotal moment for the institute, showcasing its trust in her leadership skills and foresight. Bringing a wealth of experience from academia and industry, her role is expected to usher in a new era of strategic guidance, research, and innovation for ICPAK.
As the Vice Chair, Prof. Kalunda is set to make substantial contributions to ICPAK, an esteemed global player in the accountancy profession since its establishment in 1978. The institute, a member of both PAFA and IFAC, is mandated by the Accountants Act (No. 15 of 2008) to uphold professional standards, conduct research, enhance global recognition, provide examination guidance, ensure financial accountability, fulfill legislative obligations, and undertake functions supportive of its mission.
Prof. Kalunda's leadership extends beyond ICPAK, resonating in her influential roles on various boards and her commitment to education and community development. Her active participation in institutions such as Kasarani Technical and Vocational Centre and her advocacy within the Association of Women Accountants of Kenya (AWAK) exemplify her dedication to shaping the future through education and empowering women in the accounting profession.
This appointment not only underscores Prof. Kalunda's remarkable achievements but also reaffirms ICPAK's commitment to fostering excellence, accountability, and international recognition within the accountancy profession. Her journey becomes an inspiring narrative, particularly for the youth and women, encapsulated in the quote:
"Embrace the power within you, for in the realm of accountancy, CPA Prof. Elizabeth Kalunda stands as a beacon of inspiration. Her journey, marked by resilience and dedication, speaks to the boundless possibilities that await the youth and women in any field. Remember, your potential knows no bounds; it's time to step into the spotlight of your ambitions and redefine the narrative. Let Prof. Kalunda's success be a testament to the heights you can reach. Seize every opportunity, break barriers, and let your brilliance illuminate the path ahead."