'If you have no idea how something is supposed to be done, I guarantee you, you'll be disruptive.'
I don’t like ‘yes’ people, says Akua Nyame-Mensah.
'I stress about almost everything.'
'I think the biggest leadership challenge is to raise kids.'
'I know the saying is the early bird gets the worm – well, I’m not keen on worms.'
'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.'
Meet the Boss: Henri Nyakarundi, managing director, ARED (Rwanda)
8 February, 2017'Just start a business – it will teach you more about yourself and your abilities than any other institution.'
Meet the Boss: Tameron Haralambous, founder and owner, Eco Furniture Design
1 February, 2017Founder of eco-friendly furniture company reveals what keeps her up at night.
Meet the Boss: Chris Folayan, CEO, MallforAfrica
27 January, 2017'People always like to discuss their successes while I’m more interested in their failures.'
Meet the Boss: Eric Osiakwan, managing partner, Chanzo Capital
26 January, 2017'I believe that life is waves, so the best approach is to identify the waves and ride them.'
Meet the Boss: Ugwem Eneyo, CEO, Solstice Energy Solutions
24 January, 2017'I know the saying is the early bird gets the worm – well, I’m not keen on worms.'
Meet the Boss: Almaz Negash, founder, African Diaspora Network
23 January, 2017'Achieving your vision, be it in business or life in general, begins with imagination.'
Meet the Boss: Toro Orero, managing partner, DDF.Capital
19 January, 2017'If you have no idea how something is supposed to be done, I guarantee you, you'll be disruptive.'
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.