Ms. Catherine Ngina Mutava

LLM (NYU) International Tax Law, LLB (Nairobi), Advocate of the High Court

Catherine is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 15 years’ experience. She holds a Masters in Laws in International Taxation (LLM) from New York University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi. She has a wealth of experience having worked as a researcher in Netherlands at the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD). As part of her work, she was involved in the in-depth tax research on tax systems of nine African countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Gambia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Liberia. She has worked with KPMG and has been involved in the set up and running of tax departments for two leading law firms in the country and has served as a member of the Tax Appeals Tribunal.

Catherine has an unrivalled depth of knowledge and understanding of tax laws and policy. She has carried out various research work for international institutions including the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, International Centre for Tax and Development, Vienna University among others. She is as an author and editor for the IBFD in charge of research and publications covering various countries in Africa. She currently runs her own consultancy firm that offers research services. To foster her passion for research she is the Associate Director of the Strathmore Tax Research Centre and lectures at the same institution.