Vimal Shah is a leading figure in the East African region, Chairman of BIDCO Africa and a supportive philanthropist.
His father Bhimji Depar Shah, witnessed first-hand the devastating impact of the freedom struggle in the Mau Mau uprising amongst the common people. Being a custodian to the land of his birth Kenya, he decided to help change the fabric of the country through entrepreneurship. The seeds of struggle that were created from there helped shape the mindset of Vimal and his brother.
Vimal was born in 1960 in Nyeri Kenya, and after hearing the stories from his father and witnessing his work ethic, his ambitious journey and dedication to giving back to the community began.
He attended the United States International University, Nairobi Campus, and graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Finance. From humble beginnings, he along with his father and brother set up BIDCO Africa which has now become one of the largest companies of its kind across the region, supporting local communities through employment in addition to inspiring entrepreneurship.
A believer in the power of intuition, a true Kenyan at heart and passionate about his country, he upholds strong beliefs that business, community and planet need to co-exist.