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Equity Group boss honored by Cornell University

Mwangi James

Equity Group Holdings, Managing Director, Dr. James Mwangi, has received a rare honor from Cornell University, a top-ranked Ivy League university.

In recognition of his personal leadership drive to foster financial inclusion in Africa, Dr. Mwangi, was over the weekend accorded a rare opportunity as the first ever guest speaker to address a new high-level speakers’ series at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management (Dyson School) at Cornell University.

Dyson School, is reputed on the global business schools front for its internationally renowned areas of expertise in food and agricultural economics, management, environmental and resource economics, international and development economics.

These areas of study expertise at Dyson School, work in concert to fulfill the School’s mission to inform and foster the public stewardship and private management of businesses, organizations, livelihoods, and natural resources.

With the launch of the Speaker Series at Dyson School, Dr. Mwangi, arguably becomes the first African Business leader to land an inaugural Speakers slot at an Ivy League Business School.

During the inaugural Speaker Series, Dr. Mwangi was at hand to plead, a case for the democratization of financial services and delivered a presentation titled: Democratizing Access to Finance and Social Impact in Sub Sahara Africa 1984- 2014; The Case for Equity Group.

“The Equity Group, mission is centered on a commitment to transform the lives and livelihoods of our people socially and economically by availing to them modern, inclusive financial services that maximise their opportunities,” Dr. Mwangi said.

The Group, he added, has as part of its expansion strategies set out to replicate its East Africa success across the continent. As part of its Equity 3.0 Growth strategy, Dr. Mwangi reiterated plans to extend Equity Groups’ footprint across ten African countries in the next ten years.


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