University of Kigali appoints Professor Danson Musyoki as Vice Chancellor

On 9 December 2023 at 02:46

The Board of Directors of University of Kigali (UoK) has appointed Professor Danson Musyoki as the Vice Chancellor of the university, following the resignation of the former VC, Professor David Karungu Wang’ombe for health-related reasons. The appointment took effect on 7th December 2023.

Prof. Danson has over 30 years of Academic and Industrial Experience in the fields of Finance, Accounting, Audit Risk and Business Management. Having worked at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa for over 12 years and other Universities within and outside Kenya, he has acquired the ethos, experience and expertise required to promote and oversee Quality Teaching and Learning in Higher Learning Institutions, University Research and Innovations, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Networking, which are the core functions of a University.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Finance from Gulu University, a Public University in Uganda. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree with a Double Major Specialization in Accounting and Finance from University of Nairobi, Kenya and a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Accounting Option Degree from University of Nairobi, Kenya. He is a Registered and Practicing Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), a Registered and Practicing Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (ICPAR) and a Registered Member and Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of United Kingdom (ACCA-UK), with an Advanced Diploma in Accounting from the same Association.

He has taught and supervised research project/theses for Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs. Additionally, he has taught Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Finance and Accounting courses and supervised several PhD candidates. Prof. Danson has acted on several occasions as Director of Graduate School of Business at Catholic University of Eastern Africa and has conducted research and published widely in peered and referred Finance and Accounting journals and articles. He has attended many international conferences and workshops and has been an External Examiner for Mount Kigali University, Rwanda.

Musyoki is also a registered and practicing member of the Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analyst of Kenya (ICIFA), a registered member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment of United Kingdom (MCSI-UK), a registered and certified public secretary by the Registration of Certified Public Secretaries Board of Kenya (RCPSB), a registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPS-K) and a member of the American Finance Association (AFA).

He was the Vice Chancellor and Professor of Finance at KIM University, in Kigali, after serving as Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, Research, Administration and Finance at the same university until November, 2019.

He was also the Acting Vice Chancellor and Associate Professor of Finance at University of Kigali, until March 2018. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics and Research as well as an Associate Professor of Finance at the same University. Musyoki is a Research Professor with an independent research firm, Institute of Research Analysis.

The Board of Directors, management team, staff and students of University of Kigali have congratulated Musyoki on his appointment and committed to supporting his efforts in steering the affairs of UoK towards the achievement of its strategic goals.

Prof. Danson Musyoki, has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Kigali.