Prof. David Wangombe has lectured accounting and finance both at university and tertiary level for over 20 years. He is a BA (Hons) and MBA graduate of the University of Nairobi, and a PhD, Strathmore University. He is a Professor of accounting at Strathmore University and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya.
Professor Wangombe has worked with the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) and was involved in the development of a collaborative Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) curriculum. Under the PASGR, Professor Wangombe trained and mentored 12 African universities on how to use case methodology in teaching MRPP. He also trained 65 Deans and 25 Vice-Chancellors of Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) which is a member–based consortium of 66 Universities in 26 countries in Africa. He is currently involved in the developing and piloting a curriculum for the Partnership for Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PEDAL) which seeks to improve faculty teaching skills.
Prof. Wangombe has been a facilitator and mentor of several Faculty Development Programs, such as ministry of industrialization in Kenya (funded by IFC and guided by the GBSN) that developed Faculty of Business School in Kenya. He has also facilitated and managed Teaching the Practice of Management (TPM), a program of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS) that aims at developing teaching capacity of Faculty of African Business Schools. Prof. Wangombe developed a curriculum and delivered a case teaching workshop for the faculty of Senior Administrative Staff College (School of Government), Kathmandu, Nepal. The program was funded by Adam Smith International and organized by the Centre for Inclusive Growth (CIG).
Prof. David Wangombe has been a faculty member with the Management Development Institute (MDI) an initiative of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for the last 10 years. As a faculty member, Professor David Wangombe was involved in developing a curriculum for training healthcare leaders in Africa. MDI works with AMREF and is funded by Johnson and Johnson.
Prof. David Wangombe has extensively used case methodology for executive training in many different countries including South Africa, Ghana, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya. He has trained in Corporate Financial Management and Oversight to Corporate Directors and Senior Managers of many companies in East Africa. He has trained basic financial management to Journalists under the executive programs of Strathmore University. He has also trained journalists on corporate sustainability reporting.
Prof. Wangombe has been the Dean, School of Management and Commerce, Strathmore University, Kenya. He is an alumnus of the International Faculty Development Program (IFDP) of IESE Business School and Teaching the Practice of Management (TPM). Prof. David Wangombe has published several refereed articles and presented academic papers in several research conferences. He has authored several books and has also written several cases for teaching particularly business executives.