“We had no background in biscuit [manufacturing] but decided to innovate, work with a strong team, do trials and invest in market surveys and marketing,” says Raj Malde.
“I think the reason some entrepreneurs fail is because they have an idea and it looks ‘sexy’, but they don’t study the market.”
“I think I am visionary, and I have a passion to do things that will have a greater impact in our society.”
“I am pretty good at separating work and home.”
How we made it in Africa talks to Alex Nyaga, founder of Kenya’s Parapet Cleaning Services.
The “changing dynamics of Africa” is driving the cosmetics giant’s business in the region.
Talking fast food with the Kenyan franchise holder of Domino’s Pizza and ice cream brand Cold Stone Creamery.
“To force a private company to become a listed company without any regard to the maturity of the stock market is extreme.”
“Technology jobs bring a lot of money but it also comes with a hell of a lot of stress.”
How we made it in Africa speaks to Manoj Shanker, CEO of Techno Brain.
“A lot of young people take a job, then when offered $100 more by another company they jump there. That is not a good way to grow your career.”
“If TA Telecom does not build the next Google, it will either invest in it, or inspire it to happen.”
“Political instability and change can inspire action… but it can also bring the business to a halt at other times.”
Uganda’s ambitious electric vehicle project.
“The world is becoming smaller and smaller, and we need to make sure African companies have the tools to compete.”