Prof Dr Pieter Steyn

Professional Background and Experience

Mr. Sillas Otieno Owiti is the current Assistant Director for Grants Management department at the Universities Fund. Prior to his appointment, he carried out the following roles.

  1. Ag. Contracts & Partnership Manager and Senior Program Grant Accountant at KCB Foundation.
  2. Program Budget Analyst at KCB Group for over 2 years.
  3. Country Accountant at Plan International Kenya for four (4) years.
  4. International Programs Accountant at the Fred Hollows Foundation Kenya for 2 years.
  5. Worked as an accountant across different international bodies.

Some of the key skills gained in the last 18 years professional experience in Public and private sector include but are not limited to; financial management, programs, donor funds management including reporting, compliance and audits, training and capacity building of staff, and external and internal audits support coupled with Project Cycle Management.

Education Background and Membership to Professional Bodies

Sillas has master’s in business administration (Finance Option) from the University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting & Finance Option) from Kenya Methodist University, Diploma in Project Management from Kenya Institute of Management. He is a Certified Public Accountant {Kenya} and ICPAK Member.