TransCentury and Centum CEO’s among top 10 young power men in Africa

Posted on September 14, 2011


Mr James Mworia, Kenyan, CEO, Centum Investments and Dr Gachao Kiuna, CEO TransCentury are among the top 10 young power men in the continent according to Forbes.

The lust has among other Congo DR president Joseph Kabila and Julius Malema, President Youth League of South Africa’s ruling Action National Congress (ANC)

According to Mfonobong Nsehe, a contributor to Forbes, the top 10 is a lineup of 10 youthful movers & shakers who wield enormous influence in Africa’s political and business circles.

The list, he adds is however by no means an official or exhaustive.

Here is the full link to the list.

James Mworia, 33, CEO Centum Investments

At only 33, reads the citation, Mworia is the chief executive officer of Centum, one of East Africa’s largest private equity firms.

Centum has a cross-listing on both the Nairobi and Ugandan stock exchanges, and has substantial regional equity investments in blue chips like Coca-Cola, UAP Insurance and Kenya Commercial Bank.

Mworia has been instrumental in pursuing Centum’s regional expansion into new territory like Mauritius and Nigeria, adds the citation.



On the other hand, Dr Kiuna is noted as having bagged a PhD in biotechnology from Cambridge at the age of 24.

He went on to work for McKinsey & Company in Johannesburg where he helped in advising corporate clients on strategy and finance; advised the government of Kenya on the development of the Vision 2030 project.

Dr Gachao Kiuna, 33, CEO TransCentury Group

Now 33, the citation reads, Gachao sits at the helm of affairs of the Nairobi Stock Exchange-listed private equity powerhouse Transcentury Group.

The company’s diversified portfolio is spread across sectors such as financial services, food and agriculture, energy, real estate and infrastructure in both East and South Africa.

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