, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27- Gina Din-Kariuki the founder and chairperson of Gina Din Group, has been named one of the 100 most influential Africans in the latest edition of New African Magazine, under the business category.
Gina Din was named among other influential Kenyans who include President Uhuru Kenyatta, Equity Bank CEO Dr James Mwangi, Kenya Red Cross Secretary General Abbas Gullet, Harvard University -based scientist Prof Calestous Juma, actress Lupita Nyong’o, author Mukoma wa Ngugi and James Mworia, CEO Centum Investment.
“Gina Din has built her PR management firm into one of the leading companies in the industry in the East African region,” the magazine said.
Other influential individuals named in the continent included Donald Kaberuka, the President of African Development Bank, Sanusi Lamido, Nigeria Central Bank governor, Mohammed Morsi, the deposed Egyptian president, Nigerian business mogul Aliko Dangote and Somali-born British runner Mo Farah.
The influential persons were categorised into politics and international organisation, business, civil society, science, media, arts and culture, sports and religion and traditions.
Founded in 1997, Gina Din Group has served clients including blue chip companies such as Safaricom, Kenya Airways, Old Mutual Kenya, Association of Kenya Insurers and Kenya Commercial Bank, among others.
Gina Din Kariuki was recognized for being on the forefront of philanthropic activities in the country one of them being the Kenya for Kenyans campaign which raised funds in support for the drought stricken Turkana region.
“Gina Din has played an active philanthropic role, serving in various capacities including goodwill ambassador of Kenya Red Cross”, the publication said.