Archive for the ‘Meet the Boss’ category

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.”

Meet the Boss: Jabu Basopo, GM Southern and East Africa, Visa Inc.

Jabu Basopo says there are three main components that contribute to success in leadership.

Meet the Boss: Terry Mungai, CEO, Ashleys Kenya

“When a client is not satisfied it really bothers me.”

Meet the Boss: Francis Kibhisa, MD, Rex Energy (Tanzania)

“The main problem I see with young African guys is they want to grow overnight.”

Meet the Boss: Alpesh Patel, founder, Mi-Fone

“In terms of role models, I look up to the hip-hop guys… these people came from nothing and they created empires.”

Meet the Boss: Adil Popat, CEO, Simba Corporation

Kenyan CEO stresses importance of having a balance between work and family.

Meet the Boss: Erik Hersman, tech entrepreneur, Kenya

One of the major players in Kenya’s tech scene reveals his first job and how he relaxes.