Stephen Masha

Represents the Office of the Controller of Budget (OCOB)

Mr Masha represents the Office of the Controller of Budget (OCOB) in the PSASB Board. He is the interim Chair of the Board.

Mr Masha holds a Master of Science in Finance from Leicester University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Kenyatta University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), where he recently served as the convener of ICPAK’s Public Finance Sub-committee and a member of the Devolution and Branches Workstream and the Public Policy and Governance committee.

Mr Masha has over 25 years of experience in the finance and accounting sector, having worked as the Director, County Fiscal Affairs at the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) before joining the Office of the Controller of Budget. Before joining CRA, he worked as the Regional Chief Fiscal Analyst at USAID. Audit Manager at Action Aid Kenya, Internal Auditor at Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK) and Auditor at Price Waterhouse (now Price Waterhouse Coopers). He has worked in multicultural environments and the public sector at the senior management level and is highly experienced in policy formulation, financial analysis and management, budget formulation and implementation, auditing, procurement process and fiscal decentralization.

Mr Masha is a member of the Geneva-based UNAIDS Advisory Group (UAG) on AIDS Response Financing. He has also served as an expert at the UN Expert Group Meeting on budgeting and planning to support effective institutions for the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2019.

Mr Masha has attended several professional workshops both locally and internationally in leadership, financial analysis, program management, leadership procurement, and training of trainers. He has also performed several short-term assignments in several countries, including Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Zambia, Iraq and the United States of America.