DR. Esther Muchemi

ABOUT Dr esther muchemi

A Business Woman

Dr. Esther Muchemi is an astute entrepreneur, whose conquered many mountains and has peaked at the top of her entrepreneurial journey having built the empire that is Samchi Group over the last 20 years-a feat that has had her described by one of the media houses as one of Kenya’s silent female billionaires.
Before embarking on her entrepreneurial journey, Dr. Esther professionally had built a sterling career in a tier one audit firms, starting out as a trainee in Ernest and Young and rising to the level of partner at PKF, at which point she decided to take a deep dive into the world of entrepreneurship and set up her first shop on Nairobi’s Koinange Street. That was 20+ years ago.

Today, Samchi Group is a conglomerate of companies in the telecommunication, real estate, hospitality, finance, digital, events planning, and agricultural sectors.
For a number of years Samchi Telecoms has topped the Safaricom Agency charts as the number one Agency owning more than sixty (60) telecom shops across
Kenya. Presently Dr. Esther is the chairperson of the Safaricom Dealers Association.

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An Author

As an advocate for value-based wealth creation, Dr. Esther Muchemi has always been passionate and eager to share her experience and industry knowledge to
nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs. Over the years, she has therefore mentored and invested in a number of young innovators and entrepreneurs-one
of her outstanding mentees being Chris Gathingu, the innovator behind the Lipa na Mpesa, sure pay payment system and most recently the M-PESA 1Tap solution.
Esther is mum to Sam and Wanjiru Muchemi, whom she considers hers and her late husband’s greatest treasures.

A Farmer

Dr. Muchemi, a renowned scholar and expert in the field of entrepreneurship is embarking on a thrilling new journey into the realm of agriculture. With an infectious enthusiasm for sustainable farming practices and a deep-rooted belief in the transformative power of the land, Dr. Muchemi is ready to revolutionize the way we approach food production. Armed with her innovative ideas and unwavering determination, she aims to create an agricultural landscape that not only yields bountiful harvests but also nurtures the health of the ecosystem. As she takes her first steps into this exciting new venture, Dr. Muchemi’s vision for a greener and more prosperous future shines bright, inspiring others to join her on this exhilarating adventure.

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A Family Person

Dr. Esther Muchemi, the CEO of Samchi Group, is not only a trailblazing business leader but also a devoted family person. Despite her demanding role in running a successful multinational company, Dr. Muchemi never fails to prioritize her loved ones. She firmly believes that family plays a crucial role in shaping one’s character and believes in leading by example in both her professional and personal life. Dr. Muchemi ensures that she creates a healthy work-life balance, making time for her family, and cherishing the moments they spend together. Her dedication to her family reflects her strong values and commitment to nurturing relationships, thus setting an inspiring example for aspiring professionals in understanding the importance of maintaining strong family ties while climbing the ladder of success.

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