Last week, GBSN Board Member, Manu Chandaria, was honored with the Forbes Special Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr. Chandaria is the founder of an East African industry conglomerate, Comcraft Group. The 84-year old Kenyan businessman was recognized for his success as an industrialist who has grown the family business, Comcraft, to about 18 countries in Africa.
Dr. Chandaria is the Chairman of Mabati Rolling Mills Ltd. and Kaluworks Ltd. in Kenya, and the Chairman of Aluminium Africa Ltd. in Tanzania. He is also the Founding Chairman of the East African Business Council and a past Chairman of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers. In addition, Dr. Chandaria is also the founding and present Chairman of Kenya Private Sector Alliance, an umbrella body representing over two hundred sectors and organizations. He currently sits on other boards and councils in the manufacturing, insurance and higher education sectors.
Forbes recognized his establishment of the East Africa Business Council as a driving force in the rollout of the East African Community. Dr. Chandaria is one of the biggest philanthropists in the country and has built his wealth without relying on political links.
GBSN would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to a dear friend and supporter, for receiving this prestigious award in recognition of his impressive achievements.
Nicole Zefran is the Network Assistant at the Global Business School Network.