Kenyan billionaire behind the Africa's 3rd tallest building

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Having your tower become the only Africa Building in the 10 world's top skyscrapers is the ultimate status boost.

Seated in his office suite at Old Britam House, Billionaire Benson Wairegi can marvel at his uninhibited view of Kenya's tallest tower that bit all African buildings to clinch the revered world title.

The tower was, in February this year, featured in the top skyscrapers and awarded the Emporis Skyscraper Award in Germany.

Wairegi, Britam’s group managing director, however, reveals that it took more than sweet, tears and a lengthy period of time to clinch the title and shower in the tower's pride.

“Yes, the award is a good thing and a global recognition of what we set out to do. It is a confirmation of our stand on innovation. However, I like to focus ahead on what we can do to keep this fire of innovation going,” he told The Standard.

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Benson Wairegi, Britam’s group managing director.
The billionaire revealed that despite the fact that actual construction on the tower took place between 2013 and 2017, the foundation was laid 30 years ago.


In 1986, Wairegi was already mauling over the idea of relocating the headquarters of the Britam Company to Upper Hill, where the tower now stands.

At the time, the most valuable location was where the Old Britam was located, in the middle of CBD, whereas, Upper Hill only consisted of bungalows for government employees.

“It was a case of pushing boundaries by taking calculated risks. It was all about the future vision. The company has now come of age with a diverse portfolio that includes financial management services. We asked ourselves what we could now do to signify this financial strength. Thus the idea to construct the new tower was mooted,” stated Wairegi.

The tower now topples any other in the country with a water recycling system, LED lighting and a spacious atrium that invites a lot of natural light and air into the building.

Benson Wairegi

He was born in 1953. Mr Wairegi is the current Group Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Britam Holdings, formerly known as British-American Investments Company.

When he was 24 years he joined British-American as the Chief Accountant.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (BCom) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), specialising in Accounting and Finance from the University of Nairobi. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


Kenyan Billionaire Behind Africa's Top Skyscraper
 
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A view of Britam Tower at night TWITTER

Having your tower become the only Africa Building in the 10 world's top skyscrapers is the ultimate status boost.

Seated in his office suite at Old Britam House, Billionaire Benson Wairegi can marvel at his uninhibited view of Kenya's tallest tower that bit all African buildings to clinch the revered world title.

The tower was, in February this year, featured in the top skyscrapers and awarded the Emporis Skyscraper Award in Germany.

Wairegi, Britam’s group managing director, however, reveals that it took more than sweet, tears and a lengthy period of time to clinch the title and shower in the tower's pride.

“Yes, the award is a good thing and a global recognition of what we set out to do. It is a confirmation of our stand on innovation. However, I like to focus ahead on what we can do to keep this fire of innovation going,” he told The Standard.

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Benson Wairegi, Britam’s group managing director.
The billionaire revealed that despite the fact that actual construction on the tower took place between 2013 and 2017, the foundation was laid 30 years ago.


In 1986, Wairegi was already mauling over the idea of relocating the headquarters of the Britam Company to Upper Hill, where the tower now stands.

At the time, the most valuable location was where the Old Britam was located, in the middle of CBD, whereas, Upper Hill only consisted of bungalows for government employees.

“It was a case of pushing boundaries by taking calculated risks. It was all about the future vision. The company has now come of age with a diverse portfolio that includes financial management services. We asked ourselves what we could now do to signify this financial strength. Thus the idea to construct the new tower was mooted,” stated Wairegi.

The tower now topples any other in the country with a water recycling system, LED lighting and a spacious atrium that invites a lot of natural light and air into the building.

Benson Wairegi

He was born in 1953. Mr Wairegi is the current Group Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Britam Holdings, formerly known as British-American Investments Company.

When he was 24 years he joined British-American as the Chief Accountant.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (BCom) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), specialising in Accounting and Finance from the University of Nairobi. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


Kenyan Billionaire Behind Africa's Top Skyscraper
Billionaire in Kshs right? Since as far as I know Kenya has never produced a single US $ billionaire since her existence as a Nation or as a British colony!
 
Billionaire in Kshs right? Since as far as I know Kenya has never produced a single US $ billionaire since her existence as a Nation or as a British colony!

And we all know Danganyika has never produced a billionaire not even in Danganyikan paper money
 
aisee kwann sasa asisaidie kutokomeza zile FUNZA kule kijiji cha mbabanzi ? yaani huo ndio u selfishness alafu ww una msifu kumbe mtu anauwezo wa kusaidia kutokomeza funza Embu mshaurin asaidie zoezi la kutokomeza funza ktk kijiji tajwa maana nilona jana ktk citizen tv ya kuwa watoto wanashindwa kwenda shule sababu ya FUNZA
 
:D:D:D huyu m254 anajitamba kutoa billioner na wa kenya kujifanya wao ni developed country haya ss embu tazama ilo darasa la shule ambayo inapatikana ktk developed country. MNATIA AIBU KUJIFANYA MMEENDELEA KUMBE NDIO KWANZAA MPO STAGE YA PRE-CONDITION FOR TAKE OFF

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A view of Britam Tower at night TWITTER

Having your tower become the only Africa Building in the 10 world's top skyscrapers is the ultimate status boost.

Seated in his office suite at Old Britam House, Billionaire Benson Wairegi can marvel at his uninhibited view of Kenya's tallest tower that bit all African buildings to clinch the revered world title.

The tower was, in February this year, featured in the top skyscrapers and awarded the Emporis Skyscraper Award in Germany.

Wairegi, Britam’s group managing director, however, reveals that it took more than sweet, tears and a lengthy period of time to clinch the title and shower in the tower's pride.

“Yes, the award is a good thing and a global recognition of what we set out to do. It is a confirmation of our stand on innovation. However, I like to focus ahead on what we can do to keep this fire of innovation going,” he told The Standard.

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Benson Wairegi, Britam’s group managing director.
The billionaire revealed that despite the fact that actual construction on the tower took place between 2013 and 2017, the foundation was laid 30 years ago.


In 1986, Wairegi was already mauling over the idea of relocating the headquarters of the Britam Company to Upper Hill, where the tower now stands.

At the time, the most valuable location was where the Old Britam was located, in the middle of CBD, whereas, Upper Hill only consisted of bungalows for government employees.

“It was a case of pushing boundaries by taking calculated risks. It was all about the future vision. The company has now come of age with a diverse portfolio that includes financial management services. We asked ourselves what we could now do to signify this financial strength. Thus the idea to construct the new tower was mooted,” stated Wairegi.

The tower now topples any other in the country with a water recycling system, LED lighting and a spacious atrium that invites a lot of natural light and air into the building.

Benson Wairegi

He was born in 1953. Mr Wairegi is the current Group Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Britam Holdings, formerly known as British-American Investments Company.

When he was 24 years he joined British-American as the Chief Accountant.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (BCom) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), specialising in Accounting and Finance from the University of Nairobi. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


Kenyan Billionaire Behind Africa's Top Skyscraper
Sijaelewa vizuri,huyu bilionea Benson Wairegi hii compuni ni yake au yeye ni Director/CEO?Kwa sababu umesema sasa hivi inajulikana kwa jina la Britam Holdings wakati zamani ilijulikana kama British-America Investment Company.Maana Kenya kuna makumpuni mengi sana ya wazungu wa Ulaya na Amerika wamewekeza sana ikiwa ni pamoja na nchi nyingine za Afrika huku wakitafuta kibaraka mwenyeji wa nchi husika na kumfanya CEO/Director, huo ndio unakuwa mwanzo wa CEO/Director mbantu kujulikana ni bilionea.Mfano makampuni ya Pepsi na Coca Cola around the world ni maajenti tu wanaopelekewa 'unga wa vinywaji' kwa kuelekezwa ni formula ipi itumike kuchanganya unga huo ili kupata kinywaji soda.Hata makampuni ya Unilever's na Colgate's yaliyopo Kenya wamiliki wake ni outsider's (Europe & America).

Hata ukiangalia kwa jicho la tatu kuhusu makampuni mengi ya Afrika Kusini yanayowekeza nchi mbalimbali za Afrika ni makampuni yanayomilikiwa na Wazungu wa Ulaya na Amerika.Kwa sababu kuna RAIA wengi wa kizungu nchini humo, washua wa Ulaya na Amerika wanawatanguliza hao mbele kama ndio wamiliki wa kampuni hizo kumbe wafuga masharubu (ma-tycoon) wenyewe ni wazungu wa Ulaya na Amerika.

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