James Shiganga has over three decades of senior executive experience and visionary leadership.

He demonstrated leadership in the building materials manufacturing and mining sectors across key emerging economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. His track record includes successful management of greenfield projects, acquisitions, post-acquisition integrations, and oversight of significant industrial investment ventures. Additionally, he has a proven ability to establish strategic alliances and drive competitive growth strategies.

During his tenure with Lafarge SA, a major multinational corporation, he spearheaded the growth strategy and development of their Sub-Saharan Africa business. Starting from a single country operation in Kenya, he played a pivotal role in expanding the company’s footprint to encompass 10 countries, including prominent markets like Nigeria and South Africa. This journey positioned Lafarge SA as the industry and market leader in the region.

James’s strengths lie in intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship, as evidenced by his adeptness in leading diverse professional teams, navigating change management, and executing successful business turnarounds even in challenging environments. He possess an intimate understanding of the dynamics within various Sub-Saharan African markets and excels in developing and leveraging robust business networks to drive sustainable growth and profitability

Throughout his career, he has successfully guided both multinational corporation subsidiaries and small private enterprises through their growth and expansion endeavors. James holds a BSc Honours in Mathematics as well as an Executive MBA.