Centum Investments CEO Dr. James Mworia has been appointed the Chancellor of Machakos University.
He was appointed to the position by President Kenyatta for a period of five years effective from April 23rd.
Mworia is the Group CEO 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 $1.8 billion.
The 44-year-old 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.
Mworia also serves on the boards of several organizations, including Sidian Bank, Nairobi Securities Exchange, Nairobi Bottlers Limited, General Motors East Africa Limited, and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
He has received several awards in his career, including East Africa Business Leader of the 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.