Prof. Kinandu Muragu, who holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Glasgow, UK, is the Chairman, Bandari Maritime Academy. He did his undergraduate and graduate training in the University of Nairobi where he obtained his B.Com (Hons) and MBA degrees. His experience includes working for the Central Bank of Kenya as the Executive Director of the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. Previously he worked as Projects Coordinator, managing the World Bank and African Development Bank funded Education Sector Development Programme in the Kingdom of Lesotho. He has consulted for a variety of International organizations such as the World Bank, World Food Programme and UNICEF. He has been the Dean of Finance and Administration and Chief Finance Officer at the United States International University-Africa where he was also Associate Professor of Finance. He has also carried out consulting assignments in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Swaziland as a Senior Consultant for the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI), one of Africa’s top management institutes. Before joining ESAMI he had lectured at the University of Nairobi for 10 years rising to be a senior lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Finance. Prof. Muragu is also a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and had his basic accountancy training at Deloitte and Touché and later at PriceWaterhouse and Nyaga Associates. As a practicing accountant and consultant he has been closely involved in design and implementation of projects and management systems for a variety of private and public sector clients. Prof Muragu is also a director of several public and private sector companies.