James Shikwati

James Shikwati
  • Founder and President
    Inter-Region Economic Network

BA in Education, Univ. of Nairobi. Self-taught economist who believes that a free human mind is the ultimate capital. Founder and Director, Inter-Region Economic Network (IREN); Founder and CEO, The African Executive; Country Director, Enactus Kenya, a free enterprise programme present in 16 Kenyan universities; President, Eastern Africa Sister Cities. Member: World Agricultural Forum; Emerging Africa Capital; Mont Pelerin Society; Republican Club, Kenya; Enactus Kenya; Pan Africa Select Committee. Named: influential Kenyan, East African Standard newspaper (2007); Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2008). Expertise: consulting, analysis. Interests: reading, writing, debating, traveling and films.