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Meet the wealthy man owning Chandaria Industries

Manilal Chandaria is a renowned kenyan entrepreneur who has lots of industries that helps him generate a net worth of $1.7 billion in his own assets , Chandaria is the richest man in Kenya as per now since he owns lots of assets in kenya and east africa at large. He is is a Kenyan businessman of Indian descent.

He has won several awards in East Africa and has gained international recognition of his entrepreneurial endeavours and he is also a noted philanthropist both industrialisim and entrepreneurship.

In 2003, Chandaria was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II.Also in December of the same year, he was awarded the Elder of the Burning Spear by the retired president Mwai Kibaki, the award given is one of the highest civilian honours in Kenya.and Chief of the Order of Burning Spear (CBS) by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta.


He was awarded Pravasi Bhartiya Sanman by the Government of India and many accolades of Life Time Achievement Awards. He has been bestowed with honorary doctorate degrees by University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Kenya Methodist University and Technical University of Kenya.


Dr. Chandaria holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Bombay, India and Bachelor’s and Master’s in Engineering, from the University of Oklahoma.

 His US$2.5 billion Comcraft Group has a presence in over 40 countries and employs over 30000 persons.


Dr. Chandaria serves on the Boards of Mabati Rolling Mills Ltd, Kaluworks Ltd, Aluminum Africa Ltd (Dar es Salaam), Uganda Baati Ltd (Kampala), Kenindia Assurance Co Ltd (Vice-Chairman), East Africa Reinsurance Co Ltd (Vice Chairman), Bank of India Advisory Committee in Nairobi (Chairman) and University of Nairobi Enterprises & Services Ltd.

In addition, Dr. Chandaria is Chairman of the Chandaria Foundation, patron and chairman of the Global Peace Foundation in Africa and a member of the Global Leadership Council.

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