Mr. Manish Shah

Executive Chairman of the Kingsway Group of Companies located in Nairobi, Kenya.

Area of Intervention

Projects aimed at assisting the less fortunate in Kenya with Eye Care, Education, Nutrition, Vocational Training and Sanitation


Mr. Manish Shah currently serves as the Executive Chairman of the Kingsway Group of Companies located in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Kingsway Group of Companies commenced its operations in 1957 as a single entity specializing in tire sales. Over the span of 55 years, it has evolved into a conglomerate consisting of 38 affiliated companies, boasting an impressive annual turnover exceeding US$ 200 million.

The Kingsway Group of Companies engages in a wide-ranging array of sectors, including:

  • Kingsway Tyres Limited: Dedicated to the sale of newly imported tires, tire accessories, and tire re-trading.
  • The Village Market: A cutting-edge shopping and leisure complex situated in the heart of Nairobi, adjacent to key diplomatic missions such as the American Embassy, Canadian High Commission, and UN Headquarters.
  • Creative Innovations Ltd: Specializing in electrical lighting and fittings, furniture, and supplies for supermarkets.
  • Real Estates: Significantly invested in both residential and commercial properties throughout Kenya.
  • Tribe Hotel: A boutique hotel and hospitality group.
  • Trademark Hotel: An urban business hotel affiliated with Design Hotels.
  • Westend Hotel and Serviced Apartments.


  • In 2019, Mr. Manish Shah was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Philosophy from the United Graduate College and Seminary International, USA.
  • He served as the Chairman of the Mata Amritanandamayi Social organization in 2005.
  • In 1998, he held the position of Chairman of the Tae Kwondo Association of Kenya.
  • From 1979 to 1999, he was a Member of the Wildlife Society of Kenya.
  • His involvement extended to being a Member of YPO International from 1995 to 2006.
  • Additionally, Mr. Manish Shah is the Chairman and Trustee of the M.A. Math Charitable Trust Kenya, a non-profit organization. The trust oversees various projects aimed at assisting the less fortunate in Kenya, including initiatives such as:
    • The White C(r)ane Project, which aids the visually impaired.
    • Organizing Free Eye Cataract Camps.
    • Providing Free Meals to Slum Children.
    • Managing the Amrita Centre Primary Day School.
    • Offering Vocational and Technical Training.
    • Implementing the Amrita Sanitation Project.

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