University Chancellor Profile

James Mworia, Group CEO & Managing Director,
Centum Investment Company Limited,

Bio – Summary Version

James Mworia is the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Centum Investment Company Limited, a position he has held since 2008. Centum is the largest listed investment company in East Africa, with direct and third party assets under management of approximately USD 1.8 billion. The Group’s primary focus is on the development of investment grade assets of scale across key sectors of the economy, including real estate, power, financial services, agribusiness, education and healthcare, amongst others. During James’ tenure as CEO, the Group’s net asset value has increased sevenfold.

James is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Chartered Financial Analyst Charter Holder, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, a Fellow of the Kenyan Institute of Management and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. He is also a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and an Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow.

James serves on the boards of several organisations, including Sidian Bank, where he is the Chairman of the board, Nairobi Securities Exchange, Nairobi Bottlers Limited, General Motors East Africa Limited and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

James has received numerous awards in his career to date, including East Africa Business Leader of Year 2015 at the All Africa Business Leaders Awards, the Corporate Council for Africa, Africa Business Leader of the Year 2014 and the Africa Young Business Leader of the Year 2011 at the Africa Business Leaders Awards.

James is passionate about leadership and entrepreneurship, and is a mentor to many emerging business leaders and entrepreneurs.