CEO Today - Africa Awards 2022

ABOUT GEORGE WACHIURI George is the CEO of Optiven Limited. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. He holds a Masters’s degree in Business Administration (University of Nairobi), and a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing option) Degree from University of Nairobi. He is a Certified Public Accountant – CPA (K) and is a former Lecturer at Daystar University. His entrepreneurial spirit developed early, and was awarded the Entreprenuer of the year 1997 by the University of Nairobi. He has over 21 years working experience. FIRMPROFILE Optiven Group is a leading brand in the African real estate sector. The Group’s main objective is to empower property investors and transform the Society. The Real Estate arm’s flagship product is transformed value added plots which are particularly enhanced to suit immediate residential settlement, commercial purposes and futuristic capital gain Optiven is a leading brand in the region and has a number of flourishing Strategic Business Units (SBUs) that include Optiven Real Estate, Optiven Construction, Optiven Insurance, Optiven Homes and Optiven Water. The firm has also gained a foothold into the hospitality industry with its GMC Place in Kitengela and two food franchises that include Eagle Peak Spur and Panarottis. Optiven also has a soft arm, which undertakes charity works, by the name Optiven Foundation. The Foundation has so far been involved in numerous philanthropic works in its quest to transform the social well being of thousands of Kenyans. Optiven is captained by its Founder and CEO, GeorgeWachiuri, and is rightly living up to its mission, which is to create an environment that positively transforms its staff, customers and all its stakeholders through offering state of the art products and services. The firm aims at creating over 30, 000 direct employees by the year 2030, has continued to be a differentiated and trusted name that regularly receives accolades both inside and outside Kenya. Optiven has also empowered over 10, 000 Kenyans to own property and also directly and indirectly employed about 2, 000 employees across the real estate and hospitality sector. As a market leader in the property sector, Optiven Real Estate Scooped the best employer in East Africa 2019 by East Africa Best Employer Brand Awards. Optiven also scooped the overall winner’s trophy in Top 100 Mid-Sized Companies Survey, 2014/2015 by KPMG and Nation Media Group. The firm also won the Best Company in Customer Orientation & Marketing in Kenya (COYA AWARDS) – 2015. The firm has continued to mark its place as a leading brand in Kenya with its real estate arm taking home two winner’s trophies for the Land Agent of the Year and the Best Value Added Land Selling Company during the 2nd Annual Real Estate Excellence Awards, 2019. CEO George Wachiuri Optiven Group - 33 - CEO Today Af r i ca Award s 2022 - KENYA -

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