Nancy Onyango To Leave IMF In January -Georgieva

IMF Director, Office of Internal Audit and Inspection (OIA), Nancy Onyango.

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms. Kristalina Georgieva has announced that the Director of the Office of Internal Audit and Inspection (OIA), Nancy Onyango, would leave the Fund on January 29, 2024, when her second term ends.
Ms. Georgieva who made the announcement on Monday said, “Nancy’s contributions, through her work and dedication over the past six years, ensure that the Fund meets the highest standards of transparency and accountability in the service of our membership”.

The IMF MD said, during Ms. Onyango’s tenure, the Office of Internal Audit and Inspection conducted several important reviews, including an audit of the Fund’s Enterprise Risk Management Framework, the first ever in the history of the Fund.

She said, the Audit’s recommendations, when fully implemented, would standardise the embedding of risk management into all facets of the Fund’s work.

“Under Nancy’s leadership, OIA’s work in supporting the Fund’s transformational programs, particularly the innovative Readiness Assessments done before each program’s launch, has been well received by the various program steering committees, Fund staff, and Management, the External Audit Committee, and the IMF Executive Board,” Ms. Georgieva added.

She said, throughout her career at the Fund, Ms. Onyango was a strong advocate for work-life balance and employee mental health and wellness.

She said, Ms. Onyango served with distinction on the task force that developed the Fund’s first mental health strategy in 2022.

According to her, Ms. Onyango has also mentored many staff members and has been a regular presenter on various diversity, equity, and inclusion forums at the Fund, the World Bank, and the IFC.

“Nancy’s openness and advocacy for staff have endeared her to colleagues and peers alike. The management team and I are especially grateful for her candid sharing of the analyses and insights from her team’s advisory and assurance work,” Ms. Georgieva said.

“These have helped to spur significant changes at the Fund, including new ways to deliver on complex programs while optimizing the use of limited resources”, she added.

Prior to joining the Fund, Ms. Onyango worked at two global multinational audit and advisory firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ernst and Young, over a span of 25 years and was based in several locations including the United Kingdom, Europe, and across Africa.

She has worked as a gender leadership specialist and remains keen to support women in achieving their career goals and continues to sit on the Boards of Global Give Back Circle based in New York and Fairtrade America based in Washington DC.

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