Dr. James Mwangi, Managing Director and CEO of Fairness Group Holdings and Govt Chairman of the Fairness Group Basis will likely be featured in a fireplace chat with Harvard Enterprise Faculty Professor Caroline Elkins on July 22, 2020 at 5pm EAT, as half Africa.com’s webinar collection Disaster Administration for African Enterprise Leaders. The webinar collection attracts the largest-ever gathering of African enterprise leaders every week, with 1000’s of C-Suite members from 123 nations all over the world that features 46 nations on the African continent, and 77 nations in the remainder of the world.
The session, Disruptions with Impression: The Intersection of Enterprise and Philanthropy, will study the COVID-19 disaster for Kenya and East Africa, and the modifications that COVID-19 would possibly speed up for companies and philanthropies. Amongst particular themes to be mentioned is the steadiness between an organization’s ethos and its moral compass throughout disaster, and the management required to navigate the 2.
Dr. James Mwangi is a champion for socio-economic transformation. The Kenyan born banker and main businessman is a lifelong entrepreneur whose profession stands for instance of how a profitable enterprise can ship worth to its shareholders while creating efficient social influence. Dr. Mwangi’s management strategy has been acknowledged regionally, regionally, and globally.
He has been credited with democratizing monetary entry by eradicating entry boundaries and pioneering a microfinance revolution which gave 96% of the un-banked inhabitants in Kenya the chance for broader financial participation. He has led Fairness Group Holdings to turn out to be a publicly listed monetary companies group in three nations and is quickly increasing it and its distinctive shared-values mannequin throughout Africa. The Group presently serves 14.three million shoppers in 6 nations, positioning itself as the biggest monetary companies and banking group in Japanese and Central Africa in market capitalization. Pushed by the dedication to scale up shared prosperity and social influence interventions that rework lives and livelihoods, Dr. Mwangi initiated the institution of Fairness Group Basis (EGF), the social arm of the Group, in 2008. EGF implements progressive packages that leverage on the infrastructure of the financial institution attaining a better social return on funding. Whereas serving because the Govt Chairman, he has formed notable EGF packages and has, up to now, mobilized the help of like-minded companions to commit USD 445 million for social influence.
Caroline Elkins is Professor of Historical past and of African and African American Research at Harvard College, and in addition a college member at Harvard Enterprise Faculty and Harvard Regulation Faculty. She is the founding director of Harvard’s Middle for African Research. She acquired her A.B., summa cum laude, from Princeton College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard College. Her ebook, Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya (Henry Holt, 2005) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Normal Nonfiction in 2006. It was additionally one in every of The Economist’s Greatest Books for 2005, an Editor’s Selection for The New York Occasions, a Waterstone’s Greatest Author for 2005, and a finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize for nonfiction. Elkins and her work have been profiled in newspapers and magazines all over the world, together with Newsweek, Time Journal, The Los Angeles Occasions, Le Monde, The Guardian, and The Boston Globe, as properly on numerous tv and radio packages. She and her analysis have been the topics of a BBC documentary titled “Kenya: White Terror,” which received the Worldwide Crimson Cross Award on the Monte Carlos Movie Pageant.
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