Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed multi-millionaire businessman Narendra Raval because the Chancellor of Egerton University, one of many nation’s oldest and most respected tertiary establishments.
Raval, who’s certainly one of Kenya’s most profitable businessmen and philanthropists, will take over from the present Chancellor, Professor Shem Oyoo Wadiga, following the announcement within the Kenya Gazette of February 22.
The tycoon joins an unique membership of outstanding Kenyan enterprise leaders who’ve been appointed by President Kenyatta to go Government-owned universities within the latest previous. They embody metal and aluminum magnate Manu Chandaria (Chancellor of Technical University of Kenya), Equity Bank CEO James Mwangi (Chancellor Meru University), and logistics tycoon Peter Muthoka (Chancellor Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology).
Within the Kenyan context, the University Chancellor performs a ceremonial function for essentially the most half. He is the titular head of the establishment. In the identify of the University, he can confer levels and grants diplomas, certificates and different awards of the University. He sometimes makes visitations to the University and acts as an advisor to the University council.
Raval, who’s popularly known as ‘Guru’ in Kenyan enterprise and social circles, is the founding father of Devki Group, an organization with annual revenues of greater than $600 million. The firm produces metal merchandise, roofing sheets and cement amongst different issues.
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