NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27 – Business magnate and industrialist Dr Chris Kirubi has been honoured with the Distinguished African Impact Leader of the Year Award by African Leadership magazine UK.
Dr Kirubi’s selection was based on his contributions to Africa’s economic growth and development and his towering status as one of Africa’s best entrepreneurs.
Chairman of the International Advisory board Ambassador Joe Beasley credited Dr. Kirubi’s zeal for mentorship and his ability to teach others how to prosper in the business landscape.
“Your commitment to mentorship and an ardent subscription to the worthy cause of teaching people how to fish rather than giving them fish, have positioned you as a leading light in Kenya’s business landscape,” Beasley said.
Beasley, further praised Dr Kirubi saying that he has used his vast wisdom and experience in leadership to inspire thousands of young people in the continent.
In winning, Dr Kirubi beat President and CEO MeTL Group Mo Dewji, Out-Going Ghanian President John Mahama and Econet Wireless founder Strive Masiyiwa among others.
The African Leadership magazine Persons of the Year is an annual award reserved for distinguished Africans, who are considered to have blazed the trail in the year under review.
Those who have won the award in the past include Dr. Mo Ibrahim, founder, Ibrahim Prize for Leadership in 2010, Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2011, President Jakaya Kikwete, former President of Tanzania in 2014 and His Excellency President Goodluck Jonathan, the immediate past president of Nigeria in 2015 among others.