Centum's James Mworia beats Mwangi, Collymore as Kenya's best paid CEO

James Mwangi, CEO, Equity Bank (L); James Mworia, CEO, Centum Investment Group; Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom

James Mworia, Centum Investment Group’s Chief Executive, is corporate Kenya’s best paid CEO with an annual compensation of Sh201.1 million (Approximately $2 million) or Sh16.7 million per month, according to the latest financial reports.

The pay, which incorporates a performance bonus, places Mworia ahead of his peers, who lead Kenya’s five largest companies by market capitalization at the Nairobi Securities Exchange, including telecoms operator Safaricom and East African Breweries Limited (EABL).

39-year old James Mworia’s compensation is disclosed in Centum’s latest annual report, which covers the year ended March.

The 39-year-old corporate executive has mainly benefited from his company’s generous bonus scheme that rewards employees for growth in shareholder funds.

Read More: Centum’s Mworia tops list of Kenya’s best paid executives