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Manufacturing executive , management consultant

Malcolm Hill Reid, British manufacturing executive, management consultant. Associate Chartered Institute Secretaries. Recipient Order of the British Empire.


Reid, Malcolm Hill was born on March 11, 1917 in Pinner, England. Arrived in Kenya, 1958. Son of David and Beatrice Georgina (Payne) Reid.


Bachelor with honors, Cambridge (England) University, 1938.


Market research investigator Thomas Hedley & Company, Newcastle, England, 1938-1940. Assistant principal Ministry of Works, London, 1945-1948. Assistant company secretary, designate of Italian subsidiary Cape Asbestos Company Ltd., London and Turin, Italy, 1948-1953, commercial manager London, 1953-1957.

Managing director BJN Paints, East Africa (Berger Group), Nairobi, Kenya, 1958-1975, chairman Kenya, 1975-1977. Local advisor, representative East Africa Association, Kenya, 1976-1994. Retired, 1994

Advisor Sotik Tea Company Ltd., Kenya, since 1986.

Chairman East African Paint Manufacturers Association, Nairobi, 1958-1974. Director Investment Promotion Center, Nairobi, 1984-1994. Member Capital Markets Consultative Council, Nairobi, 1991-1993.


  • Associate Chartered Institute Secretaries.


Chairman Kenya Conservatoire Music, Nairobi, 1984-1990. Master Oxford and Cambridge Society Kenya, Nairobi, 1983. President Rotary Club of Nairobi South, 1969-1970.

Trustee Kenya Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, honorary treasurer, since 1985. Major, Parachute Regiment, 1944-1946, England, Europe, Palestine. Member Muthaiga Country Club, Muthaiga golf Club (captain 1965, president 1967).


  • Other Interests

    Music, bridge, watch and clock repair, golf.


Married Patricia Makins, June 2, 1962. 1 stepchild, Jonathan Christian Makins.

David Reid

Beatrice Georgina (Payne) Reid

Patricia Makins