James Mwangi is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Equity Bank of Kenya. Equity Bank of Kenya's mission is to be the champion of the socio-economic prosperity of the people of Africa. James Mwangi was named the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year 2012. In 2010, Mr. Mwangi was ranked by the Financial Times among the world's 50 most influential business leaders of the emerging markets. He is currently the Chairman of Kenya's Vision 2030 Delivery Board charged with the responsibility of ensuring Kenya becomes a middle income country with global high standards of living by the year 2030. He serves on several international bodies as an advisor and sits on the Board of the Africa Leadership Academy in South Africa. He has over 22 years of management experience.