Archive for the ‘Meet the Boss’ category

Meet the Boss: Jennifer Riria, CEO, Kenya Women Holding

How we made it in Africa speaks to Jennifer Riria, the 2014 Kenyan country winner of the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Meet the Boss: Jacques Taylor, MD, sub-Saharan Africa, John Deere Financial

While other executives relax on the golf course, Jacques Taylor spends time on his farm.

Meet the Boss: Christopher Everard, general manager, Ultimate Security

“You don’t need to be tough in this business, you just need to be playing right in the middle of the pitch.”

Meet the Boss: Gervais Djondo, co-founder, Ecobank

Gervais Djondo says it is important to surround yourself with the right people.

Meet the Boss: MD Ramesh, regional head, Olam International

“I made a career from coming to the continent.”

Meet the Boss: James Omwando, CEO, KK Security

“If there is a crisis I don’t panic.”

Meet the Boss: Salim Anjarwalla, MD, African Cotton Industries

“I am very conservative. I am not necessarily a high risk taker.”

Meet the Boss: Andrew Youn, founder, One Acre Fund

Non-profit fund boss advocates using the principles of business to advance a meaningful cause.

Meet the Boss: Mbwana Alliy, managing partner, Savannah Fund

Fund manager encourages African countries to trade with each other.

Meet the Boss: Obinnia Abajue, executive director, Stanbic IBTC

“I believe Africa will get to where it should be by paying attention to its people.”

Meet the Boss: John Obaro, CEO, SystemSpecs

“Consistently work hard and let no one ever put you down.”

Meet the Boss: Mark Stephenson, MD, Sandstorm Kenya

“Be absolutely brilliant at what you do,” advises luxury bag manufacturer.

Meet the Boss: Jameel Verjee, founder and CEO, Diar Capital

“I have huge plans but I have learnt the hard way to think one day at a time.”

Meet the Boss: Eline Blaauboer, managing partner, TBL Mirror Fund

After its success on a small scale, private equity fund manager would like to work with more businesses.

Meet the Boss: Ashok Shah, CEO, Apollo

“You cannot get rich very quickly,” says Kenyan insurer.