Archive for the ‘Meet the Boss’ category

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.

Meet the Boss: Heshan de Silva, CEO, De Silva Group (Kenya)

Money should never be the goal when you are in business, advises young venture capitalist.

Meet the Boss: David Kuria, founder and CEO, Ecotact Group

David Kuria advises young people to transform their knowledge into something economically sustainable.

Our top five Meet the Boss interviews of 2013

We highlight our most prominent interviews with business bosses.