Chris Diaz appointed executive chairman of Adili Group

Christopher Diaz is the new executive chairman of Adili Group.

Africa’s leading corporate advisory services provider has announced the appointment of Diaz as both Executive Chairman of Adili Group and Director of Growth and New Markets for the companies in Kenya and Tanzania.

Diaz will be responsible for driving growth in Africa, refining strategic vision and increasing customer impact.

Karim Anjarwalla, ALN board director and senior partner of ALN Kenya, said in a statement that he was delighted to welcome Diaz to the group’s key role in its growing businesses.

“His extensive experience and global perspective will play a key role in continuing to refine our strategy and approach to new markets. Combining legal expertise, technology and scalable service delivery capabilities, Chris will play a key role in strengthening trust and delivering sustainable outcomes for our clients,” said Karim.

Diaz is not a new name in Kenyan business circles with his 30 years of experience in various roles in local and global organizations, through which he has championed brand building, business change and played key roles in integrated business solutions and growth strategies.

In 2017, Diaz set a world record for the first African leader to win the prestigious Markies Award and was named Marketing Leader of the Year at a ceremony held in Vegas, USA.

He is a respected conservationist who has donated his time and expertise to Kenya Wildlife Services.

Commenting on his appointments, Diaz described the ambitious expansion plans underway at ALN Kenya, ALN Tanzania and Adili Group as his first commitment to strengthen capabilities both in Africa and globally.

“It is a great honor to serve as Executive Chairman of Adili Group and Director of Growth and New Markets for the companies. I look forward to working together and leveraging the strengths of the ALN alliance.”

“ALN and Adili have incredibly talented, problem-solving leaders, and there has never been a more important time for us to come together and deliver on our Africa-World strategy. I am deeply committed to enabling our clients to confidently navigate complexity, transform their operations and explore new avenues for growth,” said Diaz.

Diaz holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Accounting and a Masters in International Marketing from the United Kingdom (UK) and is a Fellow and Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).

Prior to his appointment, Diaz was Group Director and leading FMCG manufacturer in East Africa, Bidco Africa Limited, where he was a member of the Board of Directors for the last 16 years and previously served as Director of Sales and Marketing.

From 2020 to 2016, Diaz worked at Kenya Airways as Chief Marketing Officer, where he worked closely with the SkyTeam alliance.

He also participated in the work of the boards of Brand Kenya and Kenya Airports Authority. Diaz has served on the board of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) in the UK and is a certified trainer at the GE School in Crotonville, New York.

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