"Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you are proud to live.”
Anne Sweeney said, “define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you are proud to live.” Success is a journey. Success and change have one thing in common; they are inevitable for those who pursue the right path.
Success is interesting sometimes. In most cases, we wait for it to land in large portions. The truth is, it often lands in small portions. All we have to do is to collect the small portions and make them big. That is a success. Difficult to define.
Nelson Mandela, when he was asked about real freedom, he said, “freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression.” Hillary Clinton added by saying, “women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.”
The future is women. So they say. The future is the now and then. They say when you empower a man, you empower an individual but when you empower a woman, you empower a whole society. Women are mothers, wives, sisters, and pillars of success.
Elections of the members of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) are coming up. Many are in the race. Words are flying with each of the contestants trying their best to tell you why they are the best.
But have you heard about FCPA Georgina Maria Malombe? We are talking about a dynamic, resourceful, self-driven, and highly skilled finance and accounting professional with over 20 years of work experience who is running for the ICPAK Council Member for 2021.
Sitting down with Georgina brings out a lady with a transformative mindset who is motivated by a positive attitude and passion for winning with integrity. She is a leader who takes people to where she knows they need to be.
“My experience in Accounting, Audit, Public Finance Management and Corporate Governance in both private and public sectors give me the confidence in driving positive change in organizations at all stakeholder levels,” says Georgina.
Georgina has had her days in the education sector. She is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K), holds and a BSc. Agribusiness Management from Egerton University, has a Masters of Business Administration, Finance Option from the University of Nairobi.
Georgina also holds a Certificate in Arbitration, Administered by Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK Chapter. She is on the way towards holding a Post-graduate Diploma in Tax Administration (KESRA). She has completed the Certified Executive Leadership Coach, Coaching Development Institute of Africa.
Along her career journey, Georgina worked as an Auditor at Kibiego Kiptum & Co. (CPA-K). She also worked at the General Manager at NGB Bamburi SACCO Society Ltd, worked as CEO – Registration of Accountants Board.
She is not new within the corridors of ICPAK. She worked as a Manager, Public Policy and Governance, and also as Ag. Head of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs as ICPAK.
She is a practicing member of ICPAK with over 20years of practical experience currently serving as the Founder and Managing Partner of Gemal & Co- (CPA-K).
Georgina has also served in various boards, committees, and task forces. She previously participated in the task force that reviewed the KSNEB’s Finance & Accounting syllabuses as well as the Taskforce on the Development of a Masters Program in Public Finance Management at the Kenya School of Government.
She is a member of the Ethics Commission for Cooperative Societies (ECCOS). She is also serving as an Independent Non-Executive Board Member of KCB Group PLC. She is the immediate Chairperson of the Association of Women Accountants (AWAK).
A leader is best when people barely know he/she exists, when his/her work is done, the aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. These are the words of Lao Tzu.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. These are the wise words of Max DePree.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. These are the words of Jack Welch.
Now, FCPA Georgina Maria Malombe needs your vote. She needs to serve you.