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James Irungu Mwangi Announced as Newest Board Member of the Global Centre for Pluralism


Publication Date: October 2020

Ottawa, Canada, October 20, 2020 – The Global Centre for Pluralism is pleased to welcome James Irungu Mwangi of Kenya to its Board of Directors. Mr. Mwangi is Executive Director of the Dalberg Group, a collection of impact-driven businesses that seek to champion inclusive and sustainable models around the world.

Mr. Mwangi joined Dalberg as an analyst and its first employee in 2002, working closely with the founder to develop the Group’s New York office. In 2007, he launched Dalberg’s presence in Africa, which grew to become the Group’s largest business unit. In 2010, he took over the leadership of Dalberg’s consulting business and presided over four years of growth that saw the firm more than double in size. As Executive Director, he currently leads integration and innovation across Dalberg’s five core businesses, which together employ over 600 staff in 25 locations across the globe, including 11 countries in Africa.

“I am honoured to be joining the Board of the Global Centre for Pluralism, particularly at this critical moment,” said Mr. Mwangi. “The pandemic has underscored that coordinated, collaborative global action is required to enact positive change. I look forward to supporting the Centre as it continues its crucial work of championing equity, inclusion and peace throughout the world, in the face of this current crisis and the many challenges that lie ahead.”

James Mwangi holds an honors degree in Economics from Harvard University, was previously with McKinsey & Company, and is an Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow (2009), a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (2013), and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (2018). He currently serves on a number of boards including Old Mutual Limited, the Skoll Foundation and One Acre Fund.