The 2020 Business Worldwide CEO Awards recognized Alec Davis for his outstanding leadership and vision has seen the family-owned company revolutionize water supply in Kenya and in Africa over the last seven decades.
“Alec Davis has been named in the 2020 Business Worldwide CEO Awards for his exceptional leadership and vision,” the Business Worldwide magazine said on its website.
The Awards seek to identify and honour the Most Respected C-level executives across the globe from a variety of different sectors. The awards do not focus on a company’s success, it focuses on the success of CEOs, Managing Directors, Directors and senior-level management who make the corporations tick.
According to Business Worldwide Magazine, Alec Davis won two categories; ‘Chairperson of the Year Africa – Water and Energy Solutions Industry’ & ‘Employee-Focused Chairperson of the Year, Kenya‘.
The Awards are given out with an intention to give worthy individuals the recognition they deserve, and use them as examples to inspire other executives and managers to achieve similar success.
Davis & Shirtliff was established in Nairobi in 1946 by Alec’s father Eddie Davis and business partner Dick Shirtliff focusing on developing Kenya’s water supplies. Alec joined the company in 1976 and took the helm in 1990, leading an aggressive expansion strategy which focused on the distribution side of the business.
As reported by Business Worldwide Magazine, Davis & Shirtliff under the leadership of Alec Davis, has partnered with a number of leading pump manufacturers including Grundfos from Denmark and Pedrollo from Italy and also established subsidiaries in various regional countries including Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Rwanda.
The company has since grown and is now operating nearly 80 branches from subsidiaries in nine countries and with a staff complement of over 1000 people.
Due to Alec’s motivational and entrepreneurial leadership which is fostering teamwork, Davis & Shirtliff is recognized as the leader in water and energy solutions, delivering a range of products and services including water pumps, water treatment, generators, solar, swimming pools and irrigation systems.