Founder and President
Inter-Region Economic Network
James Shikwati is a self-taught Economist and Founder and President of Inter-Region Economic Network. He formerly established the Free Enterprise Students Initiative in Kenyan universities, with 15 universities registered as members. He is Founder and Manager of African Executive, an online business magazine. Shikwati is a Member of the Board of the World Agricultural Forum; Emerging Africa Capital and Kenya Youth Entrepreneurs Association. He is also a Member of Mont Pelerin Society; Republican Club, Kenya and Secretary of SIFE Kenya; Business Advisory Council. He was named among 100 most influential Kenyans by the East African Standard newspaper (2007). Shikwati holds a BA in Education from the University of Nairobi.