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JohnnieWalker_AABLA_East
2014
NOMINATIONS
EAST AFRICAN
NOMINEES
Table of Contents
Business Leader of the Year ……………………………………... 04 - 07
Young Business Leader of the Year ……………………………... 08 - 10
Business Woman of the Year …………………………………….. 11 – 14
Entrepreneur of the Year …………………………………………. 15 – 16
Thank you ………………………………………………………….. 17
Business Leader of the Year
FINALIST:
BENSON IRUNGU WAIREGI
POSITION:
CEO OF BRITISH AMERICAN INVESTMENT
Mr. Wairegi’s name is synonymous with the insurance
and asset management industries in Kenya, having
rendered sterling services in his role of group
Managing Director of British- American Investment
Company Kenya Limited, and through serving in
various boards in the insurance, banking, education
and public sectors.
EAST AFRICAN NOMINEES
04
Business Leader of the Year
FINALIST:
JAMES MWORIA
POSITION:
CEO & MD OF CENTUM INVESTMENT
COMPANY
Mr. Mworia has served in various senior corporate
leadership positions for the last 10 years, rising to be
the youngest CEO in Kenyan listed companies, in
charge of Centum Investment Company’s strategic
visioning, direction and execution.
EAST AFRICAN NOMINEES
05
Business Leader of the Year
FINALIST:
RAKESH RAO
POSITION:
CEO OF CROWN PAINTS
Through his effective leadership and proper execution
of management as CEO, Mr. Rao has spear headed
Crown Paints Ltd. to an extra ordinary profitability
performance, as well as providing high priority to the
health and safety of its employees with due
importance to conservation of the environment and
its correlation of achieving business goals.
EAST AFRICAN NOMINEES
06
Business Leader of the Year
FINALIST:
REGINALD MENGI
POSITION:
CEO OF IPP GROUP
Dr. Mengi, through his flagship IPP Limited and
associate companies, has pioneered corporate social
responsibility in Tanzania, contributing his time and
recourses to worthy courses such as poverty
eradication, economic empowerment, challenges of
disadvantaged communities, education, health and
environmental conservation.
EAST AFRICAN NOMINEES
07
Young Business Leader of the Year
FINALIST:
DANSON MUCHEMI
POSITION:
CEO OF JAMBOPAY WEBTRIBE LTD
With over 5 years of experience in mobile money
transfer systems, electronic fare collection systems,
mobile payments and e-commerce, Mr. Muchemi has
overseen the implementation of online and mobile
payment gateways in Kenya and Tanzania, to both
private sectors and governments, with a long-term
goal of creating a global network of payment systems
for use in Africa.
EAST AFRICAN NOMINEES
08
Young Business Leader of the Year
FINALIST:
ERICK KONOTI MWIRIGI
POSITION:
FOUNDER OF SHADES SYSTEMS EAST
AFRICA
Apart from being one of the most promising
entrepreneurs in Africa according to Forbes Africa
Magazine, Mr. Kinoti has also been listed in Kenya’s
top 40 under 40 entrepreneurs through his creation of
employment, which has generated an annual income
that contributes to the economic development of the
country.
EAST AFRICAN NOMINEES
09
Young Business Leader of the Year
FINALIST:
PATRICK E. NGOWI
POSITION:
CEO OF HELVETIC SOLAR
A serial entrepreneur who started his first business at
the age of 15, Mr. Ngowi founded the Helvetic Group
of Companies, comprising of numerous subsidiary
companies, and the fastest growing network in
Renewable Energy in East Africa with over 300 people
under his leadership, contributing to growth and
development, while focusing on commercial and
philanthropic initiatives across the region.
EAST AFRICAN NOMINEES
10
Business Woman of the Year
FINALIST:
ESTHER MUCHEMI
POSITION:
CEO OF SAMCHI TELCOM LTD
After seeing her efforts to distribute merchandise for a
local telecom company being turned down, the
resilient entrepreneur, Mrs. Muchemi, overcame all
odds to establish a successful dealership business that
has grown over the years into a successful outfit,
comprising of seven other businesses, each with its
distinct operations in various market segments.
EAST AFRICAN NOMINEES
11
Business Woman of the Year
FINALIST:
JOANNE MUTHONI MWANGI
POSITION:
CEO OF PMS GROUP
Inspired by the drive to end poverty in Kenya, Mrs.
Mwangi started her company 17 years ago with only
one client, presently PMS Group, which now prides
itself with a huge client base with numerous marketing
services that has helped create over 20,000 jobs for
Kenyans and increased their opportunities for wealth
creation through skill transfer.
EAST AFRICAN NOMINEES
12
Business Woman of the Year
FINALIST:
NASIM DEVJI
POSITION:
CEO & MD OF DIAMOND TRUST BANK
Apart from her outstanding leadership of the DTB
group which has about 13 branches across East Africa,
Mrs. Devji has also made numerous contributions to
the society through various initiatives on health and
education, as areas that provide a long-term, direct and
positive contribution to the lives of people.
EAST AFRICAN NOMINEES
13
Business Woman of the Year
FINALIST:
TABITHA KARANJA
POSITION:
CEO OF KEROCHE BREWERIES LTD
Mrs. Karanja has for the past 18 years led the Keroche
Breweries ship, from a workforce of 7 to over 300
persons, not only creating job opportunities for many
Kenyans, but also giving back to the community
through education of the youth in her county, for the
long- term development of the next generation of
business leaders in Kenya.
EAST AFRICAN NOMINEES
14
Entrepreneur of the Year
FINALIST:
MANOJ SHANKER
POSITION:
CEO OF TECHNOBRAIN LTD
From a computer training company in Tanzania, Mr.
Manoj has built a very unique African company that
puts Africa first in developing Communications
Technology Solutions, building the capability and
capacity to bid, win and deliver major national projects
in countries across East Africa, West Africa, South
Africa, USA, UK and UEA.
EAST AFRICAN NOMINEES
15
Entrepreneur of the Year
FINALIST:
SUDHIR RUPARELIA
POSITION:
CEO & FOUNDER OF RUPARELIA GROUP OF
COMPANIES
Dr. Ruparelia is involved in financial services,
hospitality industry, education sector, real estate
investment and development, media and rose farming,
all of which are a culmination of his efforts and
enterprise over a number of years, having been
declared as the richest man in East Africa and 18th
richest in the whole of Africa by Forbes Africa
magazine.
EAST AFRICAN NOMINEES
16
THANK YOU
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