Humility, resilience key to business

Faraz Ramji is the co-founder of Norda Industries Ltd. in Nairobi. PHOTO| COURTESY

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  • He has also been running a non-profit organisation (Les Enfants de Dieu, French for  God’s children) for former street-children in Kigali, Rwanda, since 2002.
  • In 2014 he founded a UK-registered charity called Marafiki Africa Foundation, which aims to support well-run, sustainable initiatives across East Africa.

In 2007, Faraz Ramji co-founded Norda Industries Ltd. in Nairobi with the mission of creating growth and opportunity in East Africa by providing consumers with quality, innovative and fun products. In the last 10 years the company has been manufacturing snacks and has several well-known brands such as Urban Bites, Urban Stix, Bitez and Tamu Tamu.

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