Lion's Den

Darshan Chandaria

Industry: Manufacturing, Distribution, Packaging, Real Estate, Mining, Solar Energy, Autromobile


Darshan Chandaria is the director and Group CEO of Kenyan business powerhouse Chandaria Group, a privately owned business group, with its flagship company being Chandaria industries which is one of the largest manufacturers and distributor of tissue, paper and hygiene products in the region. He has been the brains behind the transformation of Chandaria Group from a family business into a global empire. He holds a Business Management degree from Cardiff University in the UK. Darshan has won many awards. In 2016, Forbes Africa & CNBC named him All Africa Young Business Leader. He also received the GEC Excellence Award in 2016 for putting Chandaria Industries on the global map of success. To top on to that, he has been listed in the Business Daily’s Top 40 Under 40 Men’s list for the last three consecutive years, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Darshan prides himself as a philanthropist and visionary set to create innovative things that transform lives.