CPA Don. Odera

CPA Don. Odera

Don Odera is a member of the Council and Fellowship of Elders at CITAM, as well as a member of the Advisory Board of CITAM Valley Road. He is a Partner at Crowe Erastus & Co., a member firm of Crowe Global, the 8th largest accounting network in the world. The firm specializes in auditing, taxation, advisory/consultancy services and the strengthening of private, public, and non-profit institutions.

Don is the partner responsible for International Liaison and Advisory Services and is also the Head of the Advisory Group of the Africa Cluster of Crowe Global. Before rejoining public practice with Crowe Erastus & Co, Don had previously worked with International Planned Parenthood Federation’s Centre for African Family Studies as the Head of Finance. Prior to that, he worked with Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC).

Don has a Master’s Degree in Management (MMGT) with a focus on Human Resource Management from the University of Southern Queensland, having obtained his BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from Middlesex University, Hendon College in the UK. He is also a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) as well as a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). At a professional level, he has been actively involved in training fellow professionals and representing the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) on technical forums such as the Review & Development of Financial Reporting by the Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) with the NGO Coordinating Board. He is the Chair of the ACCA NGO Forum in Kenya and is an active member of the ACCA fraternity in Kenya.

Don has also written numerous professional and technical papers on topical issues around Leadership & Governance, Financial Management, and Mergers & Acquisitions for both local and international publications. He has a particular orientation and strong desire to focus on the development and strengthening of national and regional NGOs, governments, professional institutions, non-governmental organisations and individuals that are involved in different areas of development. Board & Leadership appointments held include being Chairperson of Act! Kenya, Chairperson of NairoBits Trust and Vice-Chairperson of A-Rocha Kenya.

Don is happily married to Dr. Josephine Ajema Odera and they have three grown-up sons.