Home NEWS James Mwangi biography, age, date of birth, early life, education, career, net...

James Mwangi biography, age, date of birth, early life, education, career, net worth


James Mwangi age and Date of Birth

James Mwangi was born in the year 1962 in Kangema, Muranga county. The exact date of birth is not in the records yet. His father was killed in the Mau Mau conflict, leaving his six siblings to be raised by their widowed mother, Grace Wairimu.

James Mwangi Education

He went to Nyagatugu Primary School in Kangema Village before transferring to Ichagaki Secondary School on a government scholarship. He received his A-level schooling at Kagumo High School, where he studied economics, English literature, and geography. He enrolled at the University of Nairobi and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree before sitting for and passing the Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPAK) tests. He also completed the advanced management program at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.

Mwangi has five honorary doctorates, including a Doctor of Business Administration from Kenya Methodist University, a Doctor of Humane Letters from Kenyatta University, and a Doctor of Entrepreneurship from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.He also holds a Doctor of Business Administration (Honours Causa) from Meru University of Science and Technology and a Doctorate of Letters from Africa Nazarene University.

James Mwangi career

Mwangi started his banking career as an auditor at Price Waterhouse. He then moved on to Ernst and Young, where he worked for three years until joining Trade Bank. In 1991, he left Trade Bank at the invitation of the then-senior executives of Equity Building Society (EBS), the forerunner to Equity Bank, to steer the financial institution out of insolvency. Mwangi began his career at Equity Building Society as the Finance and Operations Director, a post he held until 2004, when he was promoted to CEO. In 1993, the Central Bank of Kenya declared Equity insolvent at rank 66 out of 66. Mwangi was appointed Director of Strategy and Finance and immediately began retraining personnel to focus on customer service.

He also gives guest lectures at Stanford University, Columbia University, MIT, Harvard University, IESE Business School, and Lagos Business School.

Mwangi has also served on the boards and advisory councils of VISA Inc., MasterCard, the Clinton Global Initiative, the G8 New Alliance For Food Security And Nutrition, President Barack Obama’s Initiative for Global Development, the G20 Advisory Board of Agriculture and the Initiative for Global Development, and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Economic Thinking.

From 2003 to 2007, Mwangi was a member of the technical team that developed Kenya’s Vision 2030, and from 2007 to 2019, he chaired the Vision 2030 Delivery Board. Kenya’s GDP increased tenfold during this time span, from $10 billion to $100 billion.

James Mwangi Family

He is a married man with a family and has three sons.

James Mwangi net worth

He is among the richest Kenyans and africans in the corporate world. His net worth is around 15 billion Kenyan shillings.

Previous articleNotiFlow Says She’s Not Ready To Rekindle Relationship With Ex-Girlfriend
Next articleWhat is Open University of Kenya | All about Open University of Kenya
I am a writer, an author, communication expert, a linguist, Kiswahili specialist and media enthusiast whose ambition is to give media and journalism a different and new perspective. I hold a B.A degree in Kiswahili and Communication from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, CUEA.