Director

Miriam is a seasoned governance professional with over 18 years' experience specialising in corporate governance, risk management, legal & forensic audits, corporate compliance & internal controls, anti-money laundering compliance, investigations and alternative dispute resolution. A lawyer by training as well as a Certified Public Accountant, an international diploma holder in Anti-Money Laundering including being a Certified Fraud Examiner who is qualified in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Miriam has a combination of unique skills in corporate governance, risk management, compliance and forensics — both legal and financial.


She is currently a Partner, since 2017, at NMNLAW Associates I-LP where she practices law and governance consultancy. Prior to this, Miriam was an Associate Director, Governance, Compliance & Investigations at Ernst & Young, managing a large portfolio of diverse blue-chip clients for 4 years. Previous to this position, Miriam had close to a 6-year stint from April 2007 at Safaricom as Senior Manager, Ethics, Compliance and Investigations, a role that widened and deepened her experience and expertise on business ethics and compliance challenges, having joined from 4 years at KPMG, which grounded her career in governance as a Senior Forensic Auditor.


Miriam holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) in Corporate Governance, a Bachelor's Law degree (LL.B) and an international diploma in Anti-Money Laundering. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA.K), and is a qualified Alternative Dispute Resolution Arbitrator. In addition, Miriam is also a Certified Fraud examiner (CFE).


Miriam is also a Board Director of the Anti-money Laundering Advisory Board (appointed Oct 2021) and at Integrated Risk Services Limited. She is a member of several professional associations and institutions including the Law Society of Kenya (I-SK) - where she serves in Audit & Risk Committee,- the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), the Association of Women Accountants in Kenya (AWAI<), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (US) , the International Compliance Association (UK), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), the Institute of Directors (Kenya Chapter) and the Women on Boards Network. Med.

A regular writer on governance issues, a 'Thought leader' amongst her peers and professions and a highly motivated achiever, Miriam was nominated 'Top 40 Under 40 Women' in 2012 by the Nation Media Group.