Dr. James Mwangi, Group Managing Director and CEO of Equity Group Holdings and Executive Chairman Equity Group Foundation has been honored with the prestigious 2020 Oslo Business for Peace Award which is also described as the “Nobel Prize for Business.”
Honourees are chosen by a prestigious Award Committee consisting of past Nobel Prize winners in Peace and Economics.
Current committee members are: Ouided Bouchamaoui (Tunisia), Leymah Gbowee (Liberia), Finn Kydland (Norway), and Eric Maskin (USA).
The Award is conferred annually to exceptional individuals who exemplify their outstanding `business worthy’ initiatives ethically by creating economic and societal value.
It is the highest global distinction given to a business leader to celebrate their efforts at promoting peace and prosperity for the greater good of society through their everyday business activities.
It was founded to provide the Honourees with a platform to share their business wisdom with the world and to help other leaders to understand how ethical and responsible business can contribute to building trust, stability and peace.
It also seeks to promote the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically Goal 8: helping to achieve sustained, sustainable and inclusive growth and decent work for all.
“Dr. James Mwangi receives the Award for his business worthy values in championing financial inclusion for all in East and Central Africa,” said Per Saxegaard, founder of the Oslo Business for Peace Award.
On receiving the award Dr Mwangi said, “I dedicate this award to our staff and to the millions of our customers who have continuously inspired us by trusting and believing in our common purpose and dream. “
Dr. Mwangi was chosen alongside two other global leaders, Joji Felicitas Pantoja, Co-founder of Coffee for Peace in the Philippines, and Marc Benioff in the US, Chair and CEO of Salesforce.