Munir Thabit is the CEO of Grain Industries Limited (GIL), where he has spearheaded rapid growth of the company from its nascent inception in 2017 to being the manufacturer of one of the most visible and internationally recognised brand (Ajab) of wheat flour in Kenya. One of the key milestones that GIL has already achieved under his leadership is the Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000, version4.1-2017), which attests to the company mission of providing quality affordable products to its customers. Likewise, GIL has duly been awarded in succession as the Best New Company and Best Customer Focus Company by the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) in years 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Prior to joining GIL, Munir Thabit worked for Mombasa Maize Millers Ltd Group of Companies for eighteen years as Group Head of Corporate Finance, Investments, International Trade and Insurance. During his tenure at Mombasa Maize Millers Group, he was instrumental in growth and diversification strategy and managed the group`s portfolio of 12 companies spread across various sectors of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturing.
He has also served as the Chairman of the Coast Chapter of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) for 2 consecutive terms as well as being a former director of Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC); representing traders. He holds a Diploma in Banking, and is an Associate of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb, both U.K and Kenya).
The 8th AGTS will look to find solutions for the missing pieces of the grain trade puzzle and attempt to come up with an action plan to deliver more and better grain trade on the continent.
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