Archive for the ‘Meet the Boss’ category

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.

Meet the Boss: Eva Muraya, CEO, Brand Strategy and Design

“I have a lot of risk appetite. I work very hard and I apply my creativity.”

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.