Dr. Manilal Chandaria is the Chairman and CEO of Comcraft Group, a business conglomerate that oversees operations in over 40 countries throughout the world. Hailed as one of Kenya’s leading industrialists, Dr Chandaria is a respected known for his extensive charitable work and contributions to the community.
A founding chairman of the East African Business Council, he is also a former Chairman of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers and has been recognized as the most respected Chief Executive Officer in East Africa for three consecutive. Over the course of his career, he has served on various government commissions for reducing poverty, promoting economic development and reforming the government.
Passionate about youth and education, he has created the Chandaria Foundation which has endowed Chandaria School of Business at USIU, and Chandaria Business Innovation and Incubation Centre at Kenyatta University to help students nurture their skills and knowledge. Mr Chandaria was recognized by the Kenyan government with the Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear and granted the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth in 2003 in recognition for his community work and promotion of Kenyan-British interests.