DR. JAMES MWANGI, CBS CHANCELLOR

Dr. James Mwangi is the first Chancellor of Meru University of Science and Technology. Dr. Mwangi holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and is a Certified Public Accountant.  He has a wide experience in the banking industry including finance.  Dr. Mwangi is a recipient of the First Class Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS), the Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS) and Head of State Commendation (HSC).  He was named the World Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2012, the Forbes Person of the Year in 2012 and is a holder of the 2007 Global Vision Award.  He was named the Banker of the Year during the 4th Banker Africa – East Africa Awards 2017.  During the University’s first graduation ceremony, on 26th July, 2013, Dr. Mwangi and his family donated to the University Ksh. 100 million for the construction of a modern Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre.

On 29th August 2014, Dr. Mwangi was conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Management by Meru University of Science and Technology in recognition of the use of his talents as an entrepreneurial organizer and mover of human and material resources for the benefit of the country, the continent and the world.