Nichola Ng’ang’a is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Car & General (Kenya) Plc. Nganga, an astute businessman, is a holder of a BA degree from Makerere University and served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministries of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Health. Mr. Nganga has been extensively involved in the tea industry and was Chairman of the Tea Board of Kenya. He is a past Chairman of the National Bank of Kenya. Currently, he holds Chairman position for Safaricom Plc and is a member of the Board of Kakuzi Limited. In his past career he occupied the position of Chairman of Tea Board of Kenya, Chairman of National Bank of Kenya Ltd., Secretary at Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Secretary for Kenya Ministry of Health and Secretary for Kenya Ministry of Finance.
Chief Executive Officer
Vijay Gidoomal qualified as a lawyer from Clifford Chance in the UK in 1992. He returned to Kenya in 1993 and was responsible for establishing Car & General operations in Uganda and Tanzania as Executive Director. He became the Managing Director of Car & General in 1996 and oversaw a complete restructuring of the company’s revenue base, gradually introducing new product lines that included the pioneering of the introduction of three wheelers and two wheelers as taxis in East Africa. Vijay has seen the company grow regionally with representation in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Seychelles, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia. In 2017, C&G entered a joint venture agreement with Cummins Inc to represent Cummins products in Eastern Africa. He has also seen C&G expand its franchise representation that include Doosan construction equipment, Kubota tractors, Garmin GPS devices, Toyota forklifts, Cummins diesel generators, Briggs & Stratton power equipment, TVS and Suzuki motorcycles, Piaggio three wheelers, Mercury outboard engines, Ingersoll-Rand air compressors, Motorol lubricants and MRF tyres. The company has won a number of awards – it has been named Cummins distributor of the year, TVS distributor of the year, Piaggio distributor of the year and also received Kenya Revenue Authority’s distinguished taxpayer award in the motorcycle registration category. He is an active member of the Young Presidents Association, its past Chairman (Kenya Chapter) and regional board member.
Nalin Kothari is the Secretary to the Board of car & General. He is a Partner at Axis Kenya, Having been in private practice for many years, he has wide and varied exposure and experience in company law and company secretarial practice in Kenya. He has been the Company Secretary to a number of public companies including listed companies, multinationals overseas branches, charitable trusts and pension and provident schemes in Tanzania and Uganda. He has been registrar for many listed companies and bond issues. He is a Fellow of the Certified Secretaries, Kenya and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK and holds a degree in law. He is a founder member of the Council of Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and was appointed one of the first members of the Registration Board of Certified Public Secretaries.
Gladys is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over twenty years’ experience in commercial and corporate law having advised both private and public companies in diverse industries including government and non-governmental organizations, financial institutions, private equity funds, microfinance organizations, manufacturing, health and aviation companies. Gladys is Managing Partner of Mboya Wang’ondu & Waiyaki Advocates. She is a strategic thinker and an adept negotiator. With her proven leadership skills she leads a good legal practice. Gladys holds degrees in Law and Masters in Business Administration, from the University of Wales and University of Warwick respectively.
Carey has a wealth of experience across a variety of sectors ranging from property, finance and insurance to oil and gas. Carey has established a number of operations in these areas and is currently a Director of several companies including G4S Secure Data Solutions (Kenya) Limited (archiving), St Christopher’s Schools Ltd (education), Syndicate Holdings Ltd (property) and Bentworth Investments Ltd (oil and gas).His experience is very relevant to the current direction of Car & General. Carey graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Finance from the US International University in the UK.
M Soundararajan, CEO of Delta Corp East Africa Ltd, joined the Car & General Board the board in 2009. He made a name for himself in the banking industry having served in different positions in banks both in Kenya and India. Before joining Delta Corp East Africa, he was the managing Director of CFC Financial Services Ltd and also Managing Director of CFC Bank.
Pratul Shah FCCA,CPA(Kenya), CPS(Kenya) has over 32 years of professional experience in general practice and specialist advisory areas in audit, tax planning, strategic planning, corporate finance and corporate recovery work with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, where he was a Partner. He currently assists companies in the banking, insurance, retail, manufacturing and services sectors develop their strategic plans and restructuring advice to compete and build shareholder wealth. He is an advisor to various Boards and has been a lead advisor in a number of merger and acquisition transactions. He has served on ICPAK’s Technical and Ethics Committee, Banking & Insurance Committees and has been a past member of the Insurance Tribunals Board appointed by the Minister of Finance
Sanjay Gidoomal is the Board Chairman of Watu Credit. He was previously Managing Director at GIRO Commercial Bank Ltd until February 2017. He is currently a Director of Car & General (Kenya) Limited, Car & General (Tanzania) Limited and Car & General (Uganda) Limited.