Equity CEO James Mwangi has narrated how he hawked milk to be able to be where he is today.
Featuring on the cover of Forbes Africa magazine’s August issue, Mwangi said taking milk to the village restaurant or selling fruits to the village middleman, who would take them to [the market] in Nairobi, introduced him to the concept of supply chains.
Mwangi who hails from Nyagatugu village in Murang’a county, said he is a product of his upbringing.
He described his childhood as humble, dignified but fraught with difficulty.
“..It has had a significant influence on how I see things today… though my village was not enough to say that I conquered Africa,” he said.
“It was a simple life. As boys, we grazed cows and goats… we hunted wild animals like rabbits. Growing up, we didn’t know [if] people were ‘well-off’ or [if] people were ‘poor’, we were all equals,”
He told Forbes.
Mwangi is a top shareholder of Equity Bank, the largest bank by market capitalisation.
Source: The Star