Dr James Mwangi

Chair, East and Central Africa Hub

Dr. James Mwangi is Group CEO of Equity Group Holdings, credited with democratizing financial access, leading Equity to become an integrated financial services Group operating in 6 African countries with a client base of over 17m, and an asset base of USD 13B+. James established Equity Group Foundation to scale shared prosperity, mobilizing support of like-minded partners to commit USD 522.2M for social impact. James is an honoree of the 2021 Meaningful 100 Business designation; the 2020 Oslo Business for Peace Award; the 2007 G8 Global Vision Award citing him as “an initiator of a concept of the future that will shape the world economy”; recognized in the FT’s 2009 list of ‘Top 50 thought leaders in emerging markets’ and the ‘Top 20 most influential people in Africa’; is the holder of the 2012 EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award, and he was named one of the Bloomberg 50 in 2019.