Archive for the ‘Meet the Boss’ category

Meet the Boss: Amr Shady, CEO, TA Telecom

“The world is becoming smaller and smaller, and we need to make sure African companies have the tools to compete.”

Meet the Boss: Charles Igwe, CEO, Nollywood Global

“A friend of mine described Nollywood as someone performing heart surgery using forks and knives. But the genius of it is that the patient survives.”

Meet the Boss: Farhana Hassanali-Hashmani, CEO, Hass Consult

“Growth takes time. If you try and rush you will stumble and fall.”

Meet the Boss: Herman Singh, head of m-commerce, Vodacom

“We will look back at this time as the golden age for Africa; the time to have started businesses. The time to have been born and to be young.”

Meet the Boss: Ajay Patel, MD, Dawa Limited

Ajay Patel answers our questions.

Meet the Boss: Abhilash Bajpai, director, Radian Stores

“You have to be honest – honest to your profession, to your company and to your target customers. If you can do that it is the first step to success.”

Meet the Boss: Karl Westvig, CEO, AFB

“You can’t build a big business without trusting people.”

Meet the Boss: Enase Okonedo, dean, Lagos Business School

“I’m a strong advocate of work-life balance.”

Meet the Boss: Jaswinder Bedi, CEO, Bedi Investments

“I wouldn’t call myself a workaholic, but my wife does.”

Meet the Boss: Kris Senanu, deputy CEO, AccessKenya

“I don’t believe in jobs. I believe in seeing opportunity.”

Meet the Boss: Francis Grogan, CEO, Zambeef Products

“You have to work whatever hours are required in order to be successful.”

Meet the Boss: Alastair Cavenagh, businessman, Kenya

“I do not believe in companies run by ‘yes men’ at managerial level.”

Meet the Boss: Stefan Joselowitz, founder and CEO, MiX Telematics

Stefan Joselowitz answers our questions.

Meet the Boss: Kevin Ashley, CEO, Nairobi Java House

“Anyone who has an opportunity to work for a blue chip company where they learn systems, structures and procedures should do it.”

Meet the Boss: Robin Miller, MD, Real Estate Investments Zambia

“When operating in economies like Zambia’s, you have to always keep your mind open to the long term.”