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Darshan Chandaria is the son to the famous Kenyan business man and entrepreneur, Manu Chandaria. He is the current CEO and shareholder of Chandaria Group.

Darshan Chandaria Age

Darshan was born on 26th October 1987. He is 32 years of age as of the year 2019

Darshan Chandaria Education and Career Journey

Darshan studied at Hillcrest school between the year 2002 and 2004. He later joined Cardiff University in the UK where he obtained bachelor’s degree in business management (BBM) specifically in Strategy and Marketing branch, in the year 2007.

Here is a specific breakdown of Darshan’s career and Job experience:

  1. From July to September 2005, Darshan was on internship at Garnett Papers UK Limited.
  2. From September 2007 to February 2009, Darshan joined as a graduate trainee at Pentland Brands PLC
  3. In March 2009, Darshan was appointed as the director of Chandaria Industries Ltd where he is still serving up to date.
  4. From January 2015 to date, Darshan has been the group CEO and Director of Chandaria Industries Limited. The company deals in manufacturing and supplying tissue and hygiene products in the entire East and Central Africa.

Darshan has really become an inspirational leader and a role model for young people in the commercial world.

He is a sober entrepreneur who has transformed the Chandaria group from nothing to something. Because of these skills that he possesses, Darshan has attended several youth summits from January 2012. He is furthermore the youngest member of the Young Presidents Organization in Kenya.

Darshan has passion for supporting the youths’ startups. He has appeared on KTN’s Lion’s Den supporting youths to convert their business ideas into viable business ventures.

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He further supports a good number of NGO’s and schools across the country. This has seen him also get invited in several Global and African Philanthropy Forums since July 2014. Darshan believes in one slogan that goes: “success is not a destination but a continuous journey.”

Darshan Chandaria wife, Children and Family

Darshan is a proud father of two children namely; Dinesh Chandaria and Mahesh Chandaria. His wife information is still under wraps. This article will be updated for further information.

Darshan Chandaria Net Worth

Darshan is among the youngest Kenyan billionaires. His estimated Net Worth is approximately over Kshs. 4.5 Billion. He possesses a good number of machines including a silver Porsche and a Range Rover. He also has a posh bungalow worth over Kshs. 10 Million.

As an outstanding entrepreneur and businessman, he possesses several awards and recognitions. Here is a full list of Darshan’s recognitions and awards since the year 2010

Darshan Chandaria’s Memberships, Recognitions and Awards

Nominated for Young CEO of the Year at the 2017 Africa CEO Forum Awards.
Winner of the Young Business Leader of the Year 2016 in the EAST AFRICA Business Leaders Awards by CNBC & Forbes Africa.
Winner of the Young Business Leader of the Year 2016 in the EAST AFRICA Business Leaders Awards by CNBC & Forbes Africa.
Recipient of the GEC Excellence Award in 2016 for putting Chandaria Industries on the global map of success and competitiveness.
In 2015, he was invited to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2015) as a panelist in Nairobi
Was instrumental in acquiring Uganda’s biggest goldmine in 2012.
Invited to join the Nexus Youth Forum in 2012, a global organization of 2,000 leading young investors working to improve philanthropy and social investing across the world.
He has been listed in the Business Daily’s Top 40 Under 40 Men’s list for the last 3 consecutive years, 2014, 2015 & 2016.
In the last 5 years built Chandaria Industries into the largest Tissue & Hygiene products manufacturer in East & Central Africa.
Steered Chandaria Industries to a nomination in the prestigious 2015 African Business Awards held in New York in the Business of the Year category alongside nominees such as Dangote Group.
Was Invited by Sony Entertainment International and KCB Bank in 2016 to be a Lion in the premier Lions’ Den business show in Kenya (which is Kenya’s equivalent of Dragons’ Den/Shark Tank).
Darshan Won the Asian Weekly’s award for the Best Business Icon for 2014.
Secured a significant shareholding stake to set up a Joint Venture with Barclays Africa Group in the insurance sector in a competitive bidding process against some of the strongest business houses in Kenya in 2015.
Led his family’s diversification into the Solar Energy Generation sector.
Invited to join the Young Presidents’ organization (YPO) in Kenya in January 2012. YPO is an exclusive global network of business owners and CEOs
He was Invited to join the African Wildlife Federation’s National Advisory Council in 2015.
Darshan was Invited to join the African Leadership Network (ALN) in May 2013, becoming a member of Africa’s most prestigious business owners and CEO’s organization.
Instrumental in Chandaria Industries is recognized as one of the top 20 companies to work for in Kenya in your lifetime by Radio Africa Media Group in 2014.
In recognition of his philanthropy, he was invited to join the Global and African Philanthropy Forums in 2014.
He was also recognized by the MasterCard Foundation as one of Africa’s Leading Philanthropists and Social Sector Leaders in 2014.
He was a panelist at the Ministerial Round Table on Trade and Growth in the 14th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) in 2016.
He has been invited to speak and participate in business forums globally.
Driving the group’s diversification strategy into a number of new sectors which cannot be mentioned currently due to confidentiality.
He was appointed to the United Nations Youth Association of Kenya Advisory Board in 2017 for business leadership & youth development excellence.
Appointed as the Youngest Board Director of Endeavor Kenya – An organization that supports high impact entrepreneurs to scale up globally.
A key shareholder in starting Mobius Motors which is Africa’s first automobile manufacturing company in 2012.