CALLA PR Boss Named among 50 Most Influential CEOs in Kenya


By Shadrack Nyakoe

CALLA PR Manager Kevin Otiende has been featured on a list of top 50 Most Influential chief executive officers curated by Africapitol, an entity founded to celebrate the people and resources in Kenya and in Africa.

The ranking of the 50 most influential CEOs presents a key opportunity for these entrepreneurs, business leaders, and CEOs to be inspired and also continue in their strides of setting global standards & records.

Writing on his social media page Otiende said he learnt a lot from his previous employer Joanne Mwangi- Yelbert the CEO of the PMS Group Africa Ltd such as having a competitive fighting spirit.

“It’s quite an honour to make it to this list of Kenya’s Top 50 Most Influential CEOs with distinguished ladies and gentlemen that I grew up observing, admiring and mimicking like the Equity Group CEO James Mwangi. My philanthropic initiatives mirror his. He grew up without shoes, I grew up with torn shorts. That makes me want to be at the center in improving the quality of lives in Kenya and in Africa,” Otiende stated.

“All men and women on this list are doing great things, I’m honoured and humbled to be among them. I may be the bearer but I lead a team at CALLA PR. We are positioning at Gateway to Growth for business in Africa via strategic communications connecting brands to their markets,” he said.

Below is the full list of the 50 Most Influential CEOs in Kenya 2024.

  1. Nasim Devji – CEO Diamond Trust Bank
  2. Njeri Jamo – CEO Jubilee Insurance
  3. Perminus Wainaina – CEO Corporate Staffing Services
  4. Peter Ndegwa – CEO Safaricom
  5. Phylip Leferink – CEO Lake Turkana Winmdpower
  6. Priscilla Gathungu – CEO Java House
  7. Rajan Shah – CEO Capwell Industries
  8. Rita Kavashe – CEO Isuzu East Africa
  9. Sam Gichuru – CEO Nailab and Kidato School
  10. Stephen Gitagama – CEO Nation Media Group
  11. Wachira Waruru – CEO Royal Media Services
  12. Waithaka Gaitumia – CEO Centomony
  13. Wandia Gichuru – CEO Vivo Fashion Group
  14. Abdi Mohamed – CEO Absa Kenya
  15. Amaan Khalfan – CEO Goodlife Pharceuticals
  16. Andrew Gitau – CEO AMG Realtors
  17. Ashish Molhotra – CEO Airtel Kenya
  18. Ashok Sunny – CEO Ashok Sunny Tailor Limited
  19. Badra Shah – CEO Mombasa Cement
  20. Catherine Karimi – CEO APA Insurance
  21. Catherine Muraga – CEO Microsoft ADC
  22. Cleophas Nyagaka – CEO Fine Urban Interiors
  23. Darshan Chandaria – CEO Chandaria Industries
  24. DR Gamaliel Hassan – CEO Stima Sacco
  25. Dr Githinji Gitahi – CEO AMREF Healthcare
  26. Dr James Mwangi – CEO Equity Group
  27. Dr Patrick Gatonga – CEO ARR Insurance
  28. Dr Samuel Maina – CEO The Nairobi Womens Hospital
  29. Dr Toseef Din – CEO M.P. Shah Hospital
  30. Edward Kirathe – CEO Acron Group
  31. Eugene Mbugua – CEO D & R Studios
  32. Evelyn Ngatia – CEO Techwatt Limited
  33. George Wachiuri – CEO Optiven
  34. Gideon Muriuki – CEO Cooperative Bank
  35. Hasnain Noorani – CEO PrideInn Group
  36. Imran Osman – CEO  Avenue Group
  37. Jayesh Saini – CEO Bliss Healthcare
  38. Joanne Mwangi – CEO PMS Africa Group
  39. John Gachora – CEO NCBA Bank
  40. Joram Mwinamo – CEP SNDBX
  41. Joseph Choge – CEO Unga Group
  42. Joshua Chepkwony – CEO Jamii Telecommunications
  43. Joshua Oigara – CEO Stanbicc Bank
  44. Kevin Otiende – Managing Director Calla PR
  45. Lulu Hassan – CEO Jiffy Pictures
  46. Mary Njoki – CEO Glasshouse PR
  47. Mercy Maluli – CEO Devine Collections
  48. Mohamed Abdi – CEO Skyward Express
  49. Mohamed Abdulle – Managing Director Dakawou Transport
  50. Mugo Kibati – CEO Telkom


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