Optiven Group amongst top companies invited at State House Dialogue Forum
Optiven Group’s CEO George Wachiuri today joined other top corporate heads at a special dialogue forum between the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and the European Union Business Council and that was hosted by Kenya’s President H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House, Nairobi.
During this meeting, several Kenyan and foreign companies outlined their expansion as well as new investment plans in the country totaling to over Shs 40 billion.
Speaking at the meeting, Optiven CEO Mr. George Wachiuri noted that Optiven is committed to enhancing sustainable livelihood through creating jobs opportunities for the youthful Kenyan populace.
He highlighted Optiven Group’s hugely successful Graduates Mentorship Program that was launched in 2019 and that seeks to empower 50 graduates every year as a model that should be emulated by other corporates as the country seeks to reduce the number of her unemployed youths.
“As Optiven Group, our model is already working well as we continue to transform our society and perhaps that is why we were recently singled out by London Stock Exchange as one of the companies that will inspire Africa in 2019,” he said.
Besides Optiven Group, other companies that were present at this forum included Afrinol Holdings Ltd, Nopiaride, BASF and Noorbrook Pharmaceuticals.
Others were FunKidz, De La Rue, General Electric and Bidco, Isuzu amongst others. All these companies are seeking to expand their local investment portfolios in the country.