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Equity Bank CEO James Mwangi named among top global innovators

Equity Group plc CEO and Managing Director has been shortlisted among the top 50 global innovators by the Bloomberg business week.

This is an honorary list of fifty innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who have impacted the global business landscape in measurable ways.

In a list that was published last week included Mwangi among others, the singer turned entrepreneur Rihana (known by her stage name).

The list also included environmental activist Greta Thunberg, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Comedian Jon Stewart, Singer Rihanna, CNN President and Warner Media Chairman Jeff Zucker, Founder of Fairfight Stacey Abrams and Gymnast Simone Biles.

“I am honored to be part of this incredible group of people, who are changing the world in significant ways and driving their important messages home, with commitment and passion,” said Dr. Mwangi.

“Our vision is to be the champion of the socio-economic prosperity of the people of Africa by providing the capacity, tools, and technologies to do so.

The Africa Investor Awards named him Africa CEO of the Year in 2009 and 2015, and then as Innovation Leader of the Year in 2012. The African Banker named him African Banker of the year in 2010, 2011 and 2018.

He is the inaugural winner of the African Leader of the Year by the African Leadership Network and the Forbes Person of the Year 2012. He was named the Banker of the Year during the 4th Banker Africa – East Africa Awards 2017 and 2018.

In Kenya, Dr. Mwangi has been vested with the First-Class Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS) national decoration-the highest presidential award to a civilian, for outstanding contribution in economic development.

He was also awarded the Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS) and Head of State Commendation (HSC).

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