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How we made it in Africa speaks to Jennifer Riria, the 2014 Kenyan country winner of the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award.
While other executives relax on the golf course, Jacques Taylor spends time on his farm.
“You don’t need to be tough in this business, you just need to be playing right in the middle of the pitch.”
Gervais Djondo says it is important to surround yourself with the right people.
“I made a career from coming to the continent.”
“If there is a crisis I don’t panic.”
“I am very conservative. I am not necessarily a high risk taker.”
Non-profit fund boss advocates using the principles of business to advance a meaningful cause.
Fund manager encourages African countries to trade with each other.
“I believe Africa will get to where it should be by paying attention to its people.”
“Consistently work hard and let no one ever put you down.”
“Be absolutely brilliant at what you do,” advises luxury bag manufacturer.
“I have huge plans but I have learnt the hard way to think one day at a time.”
After its success on a small scale, private equity fund manager would like to work with more businesses.
“You cannot get rich very quickly,” says Kenyan insurer.