Sophia Mukoba-Kioko


Job Title: Global audit finance lead

Company: Unilever


Sophia Mukoba-Kioko is the global audit finance lead for Unilever, a role she took on after spending seven years as the finance director for Unilever East Africa.

She is an experienced finance executive with over 20 years’ experience across the finance function, which she gained while working for multi-national companies.

Sophia started her career as an auditor at Deloitte, before taking on senior finance roles at British American Tobacco, where she spent 11 years before taking on the finance director role at Unilever East Africa.

She holds a BCom and MBA from the University of Nairobi and is a certified public accountant (Kenya) as well as a global chartered management accountant (accounting and business management).


  • September 2023 - Present: Global Audit Finance Lead, Unilever
  • Jan 2017 - August 2023: Finance Director, Unilever East Africa
  • Oct 2012 - Dec 2016: Head of Finance, British American Tobacco (BAT) East Africa
  • Jan 2010 - Sep 2012: Area Finance Controller, BAT East & Central Africa
  • Oct 2007 - Dec 2009: Management Accounting Manager, BAT East Africa
  • Jul 2005 - Sep 2007: Area Internal Auditor, BAT Sub-Sahara Africa
  • Sep 1998 - Jun 2005: Auditor, Deloitte


  • Jan 2002 - Dec 2005: Master of Business Administration (Finance), University of Nairobi
  • Sep 1995 - Sep 1998: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), University of Nairobi

Unilever was established over 100 years ago and is one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies. It employs 127,000 people across the world and has over 400 brand names in over 190 countries.

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