East Africa’s Manufacturing Sector Outlook

Despite its potential to become a strong driver of economic growth, manufacturing has contributed only about 10 percent to Africa’s GDP in the last decade, according to global professional services company KPMG. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss prospects for the sector in the East African region is Kirtan Shah, CEO of Kenafric Industry Limited and a member of YPO.

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YPO is the premier global leadership organization for more than 27,000 chief executives in over 130 countries and the global platform for them to engage, learn and grow. YPO members harness the knowledge, influence and trust of the world’s most influential and innovative business leaders to inspire business, personal, family and community impact. Today, YPO member-run companies, diversified among industries and types of businesses, employ more than 22 million people globally and generate USD9 trillion in annual revenues.