David Kanja is a former Assistant Secretary-General for the Office of Internal Oversight Services at the UN and brings over 27 years of oversight experience. From 2010 to 2012, he served as the Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Office of Internal Audit, overseeing all of the internal audit and investigation activities of the organisation. Kanja also served as Chair and Member of UNICEF’s Audit Advisory Committee from 2006 to 2009.
He served at the World Bank Group for almost two decades in various positions, including as Senior Auditor and then Manager in Internal Audit Department. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked at one of the Big Four audit firms, Deloitte, in both Kenya and the United Kingdom. He is a Certified Internal Auditor, Chartered Accountant (England and Wales) and Certified Public Accountant (Kenya), as well as a commerce graduate from the University of Nairobi.