Monday, December 15, 2008

James Mworia, youngest CEO of a listed NSE firm

At 30, he has achieved what many dream of achieving in a lifetime. He starts today at Centum at a time of great uncertainity in the economy/NSE. Kenya's economy will either enter a period of sustained growth driven by technology, our strong human resource base and good leadership or remain mired in mediocrity. Should it take the former route, companies like Centum and the NSE generally, will do well. Or vice versa.

Centum does (in my humble opinion), need to reduce its NSE holding and diversify to the rest of the East Africa region.

Wishing him all the best in his new role.

4 comments:

odegle said...

I too wish him well. He is very brave too to take on this company at this time. This is very encouraging

Ssembonge said...

Does he have a track record or he is daddy's boy? Experience counts a lot.

I wonder what Centum shareholders have to say about this.

MainaT said...

Ssem :-)

His cv looks impressive enuff. Then Centum has historically hired very young CEOs (Mwangi and Wainaina before him were both in their early 30s when they were hired as CEOs) and suporting them with strong BoD. The present one includes Kibby Kariithi (Ex-NSE CEO) among other experience heavyweights.

wilson said...

Mworia has the required expertise, qualifications and experience. He is young energetic and dynamic .He can do it