Dr. Manu Chandaria
The king of the African business jungle, Manu Chandaria, was recently hailed as one of the most respected CEO's in the country.india Updated: Jan 13, 2003 15:05 IST
The king of the African business jungle, Manu Chandaria, was recently hailed as one of the most respected CEO's in the country. Involved in aluminum, computer hardware, plastics, software and steel, the Comcraft Group has its reach in countries of Africa, India, Australia and South America, thus becoming an international business enterprise of massive dimensions.
Manu Chandaria's father shifted to East Africa as early as 1916. He started off his own retail trade in provisions. This initial foothold is what paved the way for the Chandaria business to expand into a global conglomerate.
Manu was educated in India and USA to become a qualified engineer, following which he returned to Kenya and got involved in the family business. The Chandarias then slowly started acquiring properties, which helped them to step into the manufacturing industry. In 1950, the family undertook manufacture in steel and aluminum.