James MUREU

Chairman, Economic Diplomacy Committee, Chamber of Commerce

Mr. James Ndungu Mureu, an East African National, is a businessman based in Mombasa having worked at the Central Bank of Kenya as a banker for 14 years. After the banking stint, he went into business and founded a logistics company Master Conveyors Ltd, a freight forwarding company that later became a very reputable logistics company.In 2001, he relocated to Australia and started a company Treasures of Africa marketing and promoting Kenyan Tea and coffee in Australia.

Mr. Mureu successfully managed to get these two Kenyan Cash crops into the Australian market and while there, he also doubled as the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry liaison officer and handling most trade related issues on behalf of the Kenyan High Commission as de’facto trade attaché. In 2003, he was invited by the Ministry of Trade and Industry to join the team that was crafting a new export promotion strategy document.

He has participated in numerous forums that promote trade in Kenya and the region (EAC). He returned to Kenya in 2005 and ventured into the construction industry as a paint manufacturer/supplier through his company Prolong Paints Kenya Ltd. He also has interests in the Communications industry where he runs Mastrade Holdings Ltd, a leading Data services provider company.

Mr Mureu is currently the Managing Director of Prolong Paints Kenya Ltd and Mastrade Holdings Ltd. He is also the Chairman of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & industry (KNCCI), Mombasa County Branch. He is a non-executive director at the Mombasa Water Company. He holds of a diploma in banking from the Kenya Polytechnic and a B.Sc degree in Business Management from Hartford University, USA. He is a Lion Scout, a holder of the Gold Award of the President’s Award Scheme, and has also attended the Outward Bound Mountain School in Loitokitok for endurance and the Corporate Governance course. He is a past Captain and Chairman of the Nyali Golf & Country Club. He is a founder member of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance, and the National Peace Committee, Coast Chapter.

Mr. Mureu was nominated by KNCCI to represent it on the Board of the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (EACCIA) and was EACCIA Board Chairman till January 2015. 

James MUREU is speaking at the following session