Christopher John Kirubi

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"Dr Chris Kirubi is a prominent investor in Kenya and the East Africa Region. He has invested in the Manufacturing, Media, Real Estate, Insurance and Investment Sectors of our economy. He is an alumnus of Insead Institute in France, Handles University in Sweden and Harvard Business School, USA.

"Dr Kirubi is Chairman of Haco Tiger Brands, and is recognised as one of Kenya’s first indigenous manufacturers having entered the manufacturing sector in the 70’s and for his many years of service formerly as Chairman of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers.

"He is also Chairman of Coca-Cola Nairobi Bottlers, DHL Worldwide Express, Capital Media Group, International House Limited, and Smart Applications International among others. He is Deputy Chairman of Bayer East Africa Limited.

"Dr Kirubi is a Director and majority Shareholder in the Centum Investment Group and chairs the Investment Committee. Under his Chairmanship, Centum has diversified into Real Estate, Agriculture, Education, Financial and Energy Sectors. Centum has in its portfolio companies like General Motors East Africa, Sidian Bank, Nabo Capital, Almasi Bottlers, Aon Insurance Brokers, Amu Power, Athena Properties and the Carlsberg brand. Centum is currently putting up the biggest mall in East and Central Africa, targeting to be open in 2017.

"Aside from his personal work, Dr Kirubi has been involved extensively with several African Governments. He currently serves as Honorary Consul for Mauritius in Kenya, effective November 10, 2016. Previously, he served on the National Economic and Social Council which was responsible for crafting Kenya’s current blue print for growth, Vision 2030, under President Kibaki’s regime. He also worked with the Government of Ghana as a Board Member of the Investors’ Advisory Council and as Ghanaian Honorary Consul General in Kenya (2000 to 2008).

"Dr Kirubi is a passionate Ambassador for the Kenya Country Brand and was appointed by HE President Uhuru Kenya to serve as Chairperson of Brand Kenya Board.

"Dr Kirubi is passionate about making a difference in the lives of disenfranchised groups and is involved in a number of social causes. He sits on the Harvard Global Advisory Council (Massachusetts, USA) with a view to advising the institution on matters Africa. He also sits on Harvard’s continent specific council, the Africa Advisory Council.

"Dr Kirubi has been featured in several local and international publications, most notably in Forbes Africa Magazine (Tallying Africa’s Wealthiest: Forbes Inaugural List of 40 Richest People In Africa), Forbes Africa Blog (20 Most Powerful People in African Business), News African Magazine (100 Most Influential Africans – Business and Finance Category), and in Life Journeys: Scaling Heights, High Achieving Men in Kenya (Footprints Press).

"He was also awarded 2015 Africa CEO of the Year by the Africa CEO Forum based in Geneva.

"He is a recipient of the Elder of the Burning Spear (Kenya, 1999), the Honour of the Grand Medal (Republic of Ghana, December 2015) and the Insignia of Chevalier of the Legion of Honour (French Government 2015)." [1]

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  1. African National Union Christopher John Kirubi, organizational web page, accessed September 16, 2018.