I have a number of years of experience and expertise in Cloud | Automation | Software | Hardware | Networks and | Security business, This allows me to be well in tune to articulate a complete solution to a wide range of customers while helping them choose technologies that fit their needs and business requirements.
Great analytical skills and an ability to understand business situations with a proven ability to develop and initiate business development strategies and discussions with key stakeholders and decision-makers across the business.
Result-oriented with a strong personal drive and great communication skills.
Mr. Vimal Shah.
Vimal Shah is the Chairman of Bidco Africa, East Africa's leading manufacturer of Edible Oils and Hygiene and Personal Care Products, and most recently set foot in the Food and Beverages Sector – launching its Noodles, Juices and Carbonated Soft Drinks brands into the market, set in a world-class Industrial Park officially commissioned in 2019. Bidco has over 55 brands and a footprint in 18 African countries.
Bidco was founded in 1985 by Vimal Shah, his father Bhimji Depar Shah and his brother Tarun Shah. Under his leadership, Bidco has received numerous awards and accolades in the Energy Management, Business Leadership, ICT, Manufacturing and Sustainability categories. He led Bidco's strategic growth and expansion which saw the entry into Uganda, Tanzania and Madagascar with manufacturing units to serve the markets.
Vimal holds a BSc. Business Administration from United States International University – Africa.
He is a much sought-after speaker and mentor on Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Manufacturing and has given talks all over the world.
In his years of Leadership, Vimal has held many offices. He has sat in the 3 GF (Global Green Growth Fund) Advisory Board, former Chairman of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), former Chairman of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), and former Chairman of the East African Business Council (EABC) and chaired the Mkenya Daima Initiative which fosters peaceful coexistence for Economic Growth and Prosperity in Kenya.
Vimal has received numerous awards including the First-Class Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS) in 2011 by former president Mwai Kibaki, which is the highest national honor.
Dr. Vimal has, most recently, been presented with the Fastest Growing Business of the Year award during the Jain Diaspora Business Achievement Awards in association with KPMG held in London. He won this for his sustained commitment to fostering a rapid culture of development in Agriculture, Floriculture, ICT and Outsourcing that helped Bidco see and explore the connection between Success and Performance.
In 2016, Vimal Shah was installed as the Chancellor for Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology.
Vimal is a firm believer of the huge economic potential and future of Africa. He is passionate about Entrepreneurship and the conviction that it is the pillar to move an economic Africa forward. He believes in inspiring the start-ups that make him a mentor and supporter of multiple Founders' initiatives.
He is one of the strongest drivers of the Vision of Bidco Africa; To Grab, Grow and Sustain the number one market share in African markets by 2030.
Mr. Mucai Kunyiha
Chairman Kenya Association of Manufacturers.
Toby is an inspiring entrepreneur forming winning teams to succeed in today's globalized & digital world.
He is a commercially minded executive and net-worker who likes to engage with people and create win-wins by connecting the dots and exploiting opportunities.
Toby is an open-minded & curious leader who served for many years in CEO & CFO roles gaining a vast amount of diverse experience. He has worked in industry sectors such as Consulting, Telecommunications, FMCG, Automotive, Business Services and Logistics across various geographies & culture. He lived and worked in Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, South Africa and United Arab Emirates.
Fintech, Energy, Technology, Media & Telecoms executive with 15 years leadership and commercial experience in startups and the expansion of high-growth companies in emerging markets.
Cross-functional background with experience in business operations and strategic planning; new business concept development and implementation; international market expansion and operations; partner development and management; business development and strategic alliances; investor relations and raising capital.
Operational experience in emerging markets focused on financial services, media and technology and distributed energy and power generation. Strategy, business development and corporate development experience in: fintech, telecommunications (mobile / infrastructure); media and content, financial services and captive power.
Extensive international experience in East Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.