I don’t like ‘yes’ people, says Akua Nyame-Mensah.
'Find out who you are, what your purpose is, what you are passionate about – and then go after it with everything in your total being.'
'Be honest about business, be very transparent and take care of your employees.'
Private equity boss shares what keeps him awake at night, and why he has been successful in business.
'Being an airline CEO is like being a baby because you wake up every three hours with this or that issue.'
'There are a lot of people who are trying to solve problems that do not exist.'
Meet the Boss: Juanita van der Merwe, owner, Little Green Number
19 January, 2017'I stress about almost everything.'
Meet the Boss: Tshepo Moloi, founder, StokFella
13 January, 2017'Your environment and your background does not define your success.'
Meet the Boss: Vino Govender, managing director, LA Consulting Engineers
12 January, 2017'Know when to change your sails when the wind does not blow in the direction it is meant to.'
Meet the Boss: Sefik Bagdadioglu, managing director, Jumia Market
1 November, 2016'There are a lot of people who are trying to solve problems that do not exist.'
Meet the Boss: Bola Onadele, CEO, FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange
18 October, 2016'Be honest about business, be very transparent and take care of your employees.'
Meet the Boss: Akshay Shah, managing director, Silafrica
5 September, 2016‘I think the best lessons of leadership are learned from other people.’
Meet the Boss: George Odo, MD for East Africa, AfricInvest
28 August, 2016Private equity boss shares what keeps him awake at night, and why he has been successful in business.
Meet the Boss: Simon Stamper, director of operations, Africa, IHG
10 August, 2016'The greatest skill of a leader is to empower and inspire others to do a great job.'
Meet the Boss: Hakan Soderholm, managing director, Tetra Pak East Africa
4 August, 2016'I think the biggest leadership challenge is to raise kids.'
Meet the Boss: Marcus Courage, CEO, Africapractice
1 August, 2016'I cherish the alone time that a plane journey affords me.'
Meet the Boss: Karsten Wellner, CEO, Ascendis Health
21 July, 2016'In order to get a good job you must actually show you have done more than just studying. The competition is big.'
Meet the Boss: James Craske, country manager Kenya, Yara International
13 July, 2016'You can make a mistake, just don’t make the same mistake twice.'
Meet the Boss: Francis Dufay, managing director, Jumia Côte d’Ivoire
3 July, 2016'From the outside e-commerce is a flashy business but when you look at it in detail it is about logistics – it has a lot of challenges.'
Meet the Boss: Mark Elliott, division president, MasterCard South Africa
22 June, 2016'If you don’t question everything, if you're not competitively paranoid, you will not have the sense of self-introspection that you so sorely need to be a real leader.'