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Patrick Kabuya is a senior financial management specialist at the World Bank, South Africa office. His role involves partnering with and supporting African governments, regulators and accounting professional bodies, to enhance financial reporting and accountability; key ingredients for accelerating economic growth and reducing poverty. Patrick served in a similar role at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), as the project director for the public sector and Africa from 2003 until 2008. Prior to SAICA, he was an auditor at Ernst & Young. Patrick is a professional accountant who holds a masters degree in international accounting from University of Johannesburg, a bachelor of commerce degree in accounting from University of Nairobi, and a professional qualification from Association of Certified Chartered Accountant. He is a certified public accountant of Kenya. In 2008, he completed the NEPAD Business Foundation African Leadership Program at Wits University Business School. Patrick serves as chairman of a school governing body as an executive member of the Gauteng Governing Body Foundation that empowers school governors. He is also a member of the Cricket South Africa Audit Committee and chairman of NEPAD Business Foundation Audit Committee. Patrick is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.