Naushad Merali

last updated 3/12/2018

Naushad N. Merali

Chairman at Sameer Africa Limited

General Information


Sadap Africa


B.Sc. - Management Sciences , University of London

M.Sc. - Banking and International Finance , University of London


Board Of Trustees Member - Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation

Member - Kenya Export Promotion Council

Member of the Nairobi Chapter - Presidents Organisation

Member - World Economic Forum

Member - National Investment Council

Founder - Kencell

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Naushad N. Merali, (born 1 February 1951 in Nairobi, Kenya) is the founder of the Kenyan mobile service provider, Kencell, along with French media giant, Vivendi.
He is also the chairman of the Sameer Group of Companies, a Kenyan conglomerate active in agriculture, construction, information technology, property and finance. The Sameer Group of Companies, commonly referred to as the Sameer Group, is a large conglomerate, based in Kenya, with operations and subsidiaries in neighboring African countries. He was formerly the chairman and largest individual shareholder of Bharti Airtel's operations in Kenya, but in 2014 he sold his shares and stepped down from the company's board. As one of Kenya's leading industrialists, Merali has brought commercial development in Kenya for more than 30 years and is constantly expanding his businesses throughout East Africa. He is also the founder and chairman of Zarina and Naushad Merali Foundation which gives to hospitals and needy schools.

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Management - Sameer Group

Dr. Naushad Merali, Chairman
Dr. Naushad N. Merali is the Chairman of the astonishing success that is the Sameer Group. His dedication, vision and unfailingly astute business sense have helped build the largest economic force in Kenya. Mr. Merali's contributions to the economy and the well-being of its people have earned him a Honorary degree of Business Leadership (Honoris Causa)from Kabarak University and the highly prized National Award of "Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear". He is a member of the Kenya Export Promotion Council, the National Investment Council (both major policy making organs of the Kenyan Government), the World Economic Forum, Switzerland, The Conference Board, New York, and the International Who's Who of Professionals. He has also been appointed to The National Poverty Eradication Commission, The Kenya Export

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Kenya Report

Naushad Merali
Sameer Group Bhimji Depar Shah is No. 1 and Naushad Merali, at No. 2, is the second richest person in the Continue

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