Archive for the ‘Meet the Boss’ category

Meet the Boss: Nadine Tinen Tchangoum, country director, PwC Cameroon

“Always do what you say.”

Meet the Boss: Farouk Jivani, CEO, Despec Africa

“When you are angry and you write an email, don’t press ‘send’ until you’ve read it again the next day.”

Meet the Boss: Peter Mwangi, CEO, Old Mutual Kenya

“Be prepared to fail, but keep moving forward.”

Meet the Boss: Bruno Olierhoek, MD for Central Africa, Nestlé

“Be patient and build from the ground up.”

Meet the Boss: Dr Mohammed Nuri, CEO, Medtech Ethiopia

“When I am out of the office I forget about stuff. I have another life.”

Meet the Boss: Anirban Deb, country head, Olam Cameroon

“Success does not make you Superman. Failure does not make you a loser.”

Meet the Boss: Candace Nkoth Bisseck, country manager, Kaymu Cameroon

“It’s better to be the boss of your village than an anonymous guy in a city.”

Meet the Boss: Saleh Nasreddin, founder, NAS Foods, Ethiopia

“In Africa, everything is good business. You just have to plan well, work hard and do it right.”

Meet the Boss: Karim Teja, managing director, Heron Portico Hotel

“Whether or not you succeed in life depends on what you make of your experience and attitude.”

Meet the Boss: Addis Alemayehou, managing partner, 251 Communications, Ethiopia

Addis Alemayehou answers our questions.

Meet the Boss: Simbarashe Mhuriro, director, Oursun Energy Zimbabwe

“Be passionate about your idea and pursue it relentlessly. It is not going to be easy, so be resilient.”

Meet the Boss: NJ Ayuk, managing partner, Centurion Law Group

“To keep going forward we can’t be held back by this self-bigotry of low expectation.”

Meet the Boss: L.N. Rathi, managing director, ChemiCotex Industries

“If you like a job, give it your all. If you don’t, then don’t hang around.”

Meet the Boss: Mustafa Suleimanji, MD, Lamudi

“It’s an exciting time in Africa and the internet is shifting the way we do business.”

Meet the Boss: Kapila Ariyatilaka, MD, Chai Bora

“Be honest in your dealings. You will sleep well and will still make the money you require to live in this world.”