Caroline Gathii


Caroline Gathii
President

Caroline has twenty (20) years multi-sectoral and regional professional experience in governance, risk and financial management. She excels at creating systems and processes that bring order, efficiency and profitability to clients’ organizations by helping them manage risks rather than crisis.

Caroline started off her career in Pricewaterhousecoopers (PwC) as an auditor. In her career, she has worked at KPMG East Africa as a Financial Management Specialist and later moved to the position of Senior Manager. She has been a Management Consultant with the European Union.

In 2013, Caroline moved on to set up her own practice, FirstIdea Consulting Limited. The firm offers services in risk advisory and training. Her skills include risk mapping, risk implementation support, risk evaluation, risk monitoring, business continuity plans, public financial management, governance, assessments, training, among others. She has hands-on experience in various sectors and verticals including, manufacturing, education, health, hospitality, county governments, development partners, Not-for-Profit, among others.

Caroline has a master’s degree in Financial Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is an internationally Certified Risk Professional of the Institute of Risk Management in the United Kingdom. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K) and holds a higher diploma in Human Resource Management. She is a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), Institute of Risk Management - UK, Association of Women Accountants of Kenya (AWAK), the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management, the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) and the Institute of Human Resource Management.

Her professional experience spans Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Malawi, Burundi, Somalia, Ghana and Tanzania.