Christopher John Kirubi
Dr. Chris Kirubi (h. c.) is a leading Kenyan entrepreneur with investments in the Media, Manufacturing, Property Management, 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. In acknowledgement of his contributions to the field of entrepreneurship, he was conferred with an Honorary Philosophical Doctorate in Entrepreneurship by the SMA University, Switzerland.
Dr. Kirubi is Chairman of Haco Tiger Brands Kenya Limited, Capital Media Group, International House Limited, DHL Worldwide Express Limited, Coca-Cola Nairobi Bottlers, and Smart Applications International Limited among others. He is Deputy Chairman of Bayer East Africa Limited and is a director and shareholder at Centum Investment Group.
Dr. Kirubi has been involved extensively with several governments both as adviser and implementer. He was one of the original members of the National Economic and Social Council which was responsible for crafting Kenya’s Vision 2030. 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).
He is a founding Trustee of the August 7th Memorial, set up in memory of the American Embassy bombing in Nairobi on August 7th 1998 and is a board member of Alliance Francaise in Nairobi.
Dr. Kirubi is also passionate about making a difference in the lives of disenfranchised groups and is involved in a number of social causes. He currently serves on the Harvard Global Advisory Council (Massachusetts, USA), on the Board of Friends of Africa (Global Fund) and on the Advisory Board of the Global Business Coalition on Health matters (GBC Health). More recently, Dr. Kirubi was appointed by the African Union to serve as a Council Member of the AU Foundation which was inaugurated at the AU Summit in February 2014. He is the current Treasurer of the foundation.
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 honored as Africa CEO of the Year by the Africa CEO Forum in March 2015. He is also a recipient of the Elder of the Burning Spear (Kenya, 1999) and the National Order of Merit medal – (French Government 2004). ####
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