|Real Name||Christopher Walter Obura|
|Age||87 (As of 2021)|
|Place of Birth||Kenya|
|Year of Birth||1937|
|Profession/Career||Entrepreneur, Retired dentist|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
Dr. Chris Obura is one of Kenya’s numerous accomplished personalities who have explored their professions extensively, reaching incredible levels of achievement. The man who has led multiple organizations and sat on several boards leading high-profile companies to success is the topic of this article. But, first, we explore his biography bearing note of his life achievements so far, education background, & career journey.
Chris Obura Age and Place of Birth
He was born in early 1937 in Kenya and called Christopher Walter Obura. As of 2021, he is eighty-four years old.
Chris Obura Education Background
Dr. Obura is a former student of Alliance High School in Kikuyu, one of the best & oldest national schools in the country. After high school, he entered Makerere University & a year after graduating, and he joined the University of London’s Guys Medical & Dental School. However, this was not the end of his academic journey, as he was granted a postgraduate Commonwealth scholarship at the Eastman Post.
Later on, in 1971, he obtained a study grant from the French government in Paris-based La Patie Hospital.
Chris Obura Career Journey
After his rich schooling journey overseas, he returned, being assigned the Ministry of Health’s Chief Dental Officer, a position he held for six years starting in 1965. He was also a University of Nairobi honorary senior professor, Aga Khan Platinum Jubilee Hospital consultant, & consultant oral & dental surgeon at the Kenyatta National Hospital & Nairobi’s Forces Memorial Hospital. This would be all pinnacle in propelling him to guide the East African Dental Association for four years. Dr. Chris Obura also ran his private dental exercise between 1968 and 1995.
He sits on numerous committees as either chair or member. The retired dentist is the leader of Express Kenya PLC board (a Freight and Logistics company), The Nairobi Hospital board, & Olympia Capital Holdings Limited board (a Construction Supplies and Fixtures company). He is also a board director at Olympia Capital Corporation Limited, Kenya Insurance Company, ICEA Lion General Insurance, Howse and McGeorge Ltd, Dunlop Industries, Karen Enterprises, & Mather & Platt Kenya.
Chris Obura Personal Life
Dr. Obura is a talented golf player who has directed the Kenya National Golf Team & the Kenya Golf Union between 1977 and 1983.