By Douglas Muriithi
Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)
Chairman Kiprono Kittony has been
shortlisted for the position of Chair of
the World Chambers
Federation/International Chamber of
Commerce (WCF). The Kenyan business
leader is among six finalists whose
candidacy is being reviewed by the Paris
Headquartered organization that serves
as a global umbrella body of the
Chambers movement worldwide.
“I’m delighted to offer my leadership.
If successful, this will be a great
opportunity to attract investors to
Kenya and drive growth in the value and
volume of our exports,” Mr. Kittony said
in a statement.
The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce
and Industry (KNCCI), which is a member
of WCF, has thrown its weight behind Mr.
Kittony’s candidacy. KNCCI President
Dr.Erick Rutto in a statement credited
Mr. Kittony with the revival of the
institution during his time as Chairman.
“He is widely credited with the revival
of KNCCI. His candidacy has been
endorsed widely and if he succeeds, he
will be the first business leader from
the continent to ascend to this
position,”Dr. Rutto said.
Kiprono Kittony is a well known business
leader who has served as the Chairman
of KNCCI and the Vice Chair representing
Africa at WCF. He is the founding
Chairman of Radio Africa Group, the CEO
of Capital Realtime, and is an astute
Board Chairman and Company Director,
having featured in several prestigious
boards in the course of his 3-decade
business career. Mr. Kittony is an
entrepreneur and investor with diverse
interests cutting across media and
agriculture, real estate, hospitality
and financial services.
Mr. Kittony holds a Bachelor of Commerce
and Bachelor of Law degree from the
University of Nairobi. He has a Global
Executive MBA from United States
International University in conjunction
with Columbia University.