Darshan Chandaria,  Group CEO & Shareholder of Chandaria Group

Darshan Chandaria, Group CEO & Shareholder of Chandaria Group

Darshan Chandaria holds an undergraduate Business Management degree from Cardiff University in the UK. He is the Group CEO & a Shareholder of Chandaria Group. Chandaria Group is one of the largest privately owned business group in Kenya, East & Central Africa. The Group’s operations span Tissue, Paper & Hygiene Products Manufacturing, Real Estate, Insurance, Automobile Manufacturing, Mining, Flexible Packaging, Solar Energy Generation and Venture Capitalism. Geographically spread across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, India and Dubai. Chandaria Industries (CIL) is the Group’s largest company and the largest Tissue and Hygiene products manufacturer in Kenya, East & Central Africa. The company has state of the art manufacturing facilities in Kenya and Tanzania and sells its products in multiple African countries today. CIL is also the largest recycler of paper waste for tissue manufacturing in Kenya, East & Central Africa. The company has saved over 22 million trees by recycling paper waste over the last 31 years. The company’s paper waste recycling operations provide employment to over 20,000 Kenyans. CIL is also committed to community development and it currently supports over 35 educational and medical institutions across Kenya. Among his personal achievements he has been the: Winner of the Young Business Leader of the Year 2016 in the ALL AFRICA Business Leaders Awards by CNBC & Forbes Africa. Winner of the Young Business Leader of the Year 2016 in the EAST AFRICA Business Leaders Awards by CNBC & Forbes Africa Recipient of the GEC Excellence Award in 2016 for putting Chandaria Industries on the global map of success and competitiveness. Nominated for Young CEO of the Year at the 2017 Africa CEO Forum Awards. He is also a noted Philanthropist with interests in property, fine dining and various sports.