Dr Manoj Shah is The Group Managing Director of The Kingsway Group of Companies, which has a Family Legacy of over 65 Years. He has been a Pioneer and Involved in The Growth of the Group Business for Over 46 Years. The Group is Very Dynamic and Evolving at a Rapid Pace over the Last 2 Decades in The Hospitality, Automobile, Energy, and Property Development Sectors in The East African Region.
The companies are spread out from the hospitality industry to the financial sector where excellence has become an attitude. An attitude that sees them performing highly by coming up with new concepts and breaking new ground in the industries of East and Central Africa.
Spearheaded change, establishing new strategic direction for amalgamated divisions (Group Companies and Units), leading to profitable operations, and building strong leadership team through clearly defined target of:
Grew financial performance by renewed focus on pricing, cost containment/reductions, Re-engineering of processes and expense controls, strategic sourcing and value assessment, and logistics management through Practical Process Improvements (PPI) and lean management.
Facilitated and guided business unit leaders in formulating new vision and strategic direction that successfully repositioned division as a differentiated competitor in the market.
Led management team in identifying and correcting critical problems; reduced and streamlined overhead expenses, strengthened products gross margins, overhauled and improved operating processes and systems, resolved quality and warranty issues.
Contributed and gained through after-sales service focus and improvements. Recognized for customer- centric focus and extraordinary customer intimacy in understanding and meeting needs.
Developed over 100 Executives, Senior Management which includes Finance Directors, HR Directors, Product Line Managers among the Board of Directors
Streamlining business units around a coherent commercial and operational strategy, ensuring profitability, producing higher-than-market revenue gains, winning market share and emerging international regions. Delivering double-digit growth with a yearly turnover of $ 100 Million.
Rapidly implemented forward momentum, generating year-over-year revenue gains and profits at steady 20% return-on-sales.