Simba Corporation wishes to announce the appointment of Adil Popat as the new Group Executive Chairman effective immediately. Until this appointment Adil Popat was the Group Chief Executive Officer having taken the position in 2007. During his tenure Adil has implemented a massive diversification strategy that has seen the business grow in both the Motor and Hospitality industry.
As part of the new appointments Dinesh Kotecha will now take the role of the Group Chief Executive Officer where he will provide leadership to Simba Corporation’s to deliver the groups vision.
Suraj Shah has been appointed the Group’s Chief Finance Officer . He joins the group with financial expertise and he will provide leadership to the Finance function and the Procurement function. Prior to his appointment he worked at the Villa Rosa Kempinski as the Financial Controller.
Matata Munyeke and Ameet Shroff are now Chief Commercial Officers for Emerging Brands and Established Brands respectively. Under Mature Brands Mr. Shroff will oversee the Fuso, Mitsubishi and BMW brands while Mr. Munyeke will lead the Renault, Mahindra, Power Systems, AFMS and SAME brands.
The new appointments aim to better position the Group for the future, evolve the Group’s growth and improve internal and external operations. Simba Corporation has laid out a diversification strategy that aims to grow the business in the region.
Founded in 1948 by the late Mr. Abdul Karim Popat as a modest used-car selling enterprise, the Nairobi-headquartered company has grown into a large integrated multi-sector business services group representing international brands and franchises such as Mitsubishi, FUSO, BMW, Mahindra, Renault, AVIS, SAME tractors and AKSA generators.Simba's hospitality properties include the Olare Mara and Villa Rosa managed by world leading hoteliers, Kempinski,as well as Acacia Premier Kisumu.