Archive for the ‘Meet the Boss’ category

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.

Meet the Boss: Tunji Olowolafe, chairman, GZ Industries

“We need to educate all our people. That way we will achieve true freedom and prosperity.”

Meet the Boss: Herman Mashaba, founder, Black Like Me

“As much as I do use my instinct, I also take calculated risks,” says South African businessman.

Meet the Boss: Dr Betty Gikonyo, co-founder and CEO, Karen Hospital

“From a scientist’s perspective, I think corruption is a mutant gene.”

Meet the Boss: Gikonyo Gitonga, CEO, Axis Real Estate

“We need good governance, elimination of corruption and for us Africans to believe in ourselves.”

Meet the Boss: Yolisa Phahle, CEO, M-Net

Television channel boss would like to see transformation in South Africa’s TV and film industry.

Meet the Boss: Willem Alexander Hondius, CEO, Jambojet

The CEO of Kenya’s new low-cost airline advises entrepreneurs to learn from their disappointments.

Meet the Boss: Patrick Ngowi, founder and CEO, Helvetic Group

“I love making people smile, especially for those that get light for the first time in the rural areas.”

Meet the Boss: Joanne Mwangi, founder and CEO, PMS Group

“The future is in the young people. Those are the people who own Africa.”

Meet the Boss: Pradeep Paunrana, managing director, ARM Cement

“Do whatever you do well, do it to perfection, give it your best,” advises Kenyan manufacturer.

Meet the Boss: Nicholas Nesbitt, general manager, IBM East Africa

“We should really get to believe that we deserve better and then act upon it,” says IBM regional boss.

Meet the Boss: Fredrik Jejdling, head sub-Saharan Africa, Ericsson

“Learn something and go with a big, open heart into it,” advises telecom boss.