First African ever named in Fortune Magazine annual 40 under 40 list

First African ever named in Fortune Magazine
19 Sep

First African ever named in Fortune Magazine annual 40 under 40 list

He survived the Rwandan genocide, dropped out of school, and lived out of a suitcase selling computers in Uganda at age 15. Since then, Thakkar has built the continent’s largest pan-African conglomerate — operations span from manufacturing to agriculture to real estate, including Africa’s biggest IT firm — with a portfolio of some $1 billion and 7,500 people across 21 countries. He also serves on the advisory panels to the Presidents of Uganda and Tanzania and runs a foundation that mentors young African entrepreneurs. Next up: Mara Messenger, Africa’s first instant-messaging platform. First African ever named in Fortune Magazine..

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