Archive for the ‘Kenya’ category

Why African companies should view China as a market, not as competition

“China is no longer the factory of the world. China is becoming the market of the world.”

Jas Bedi: The Kenyan industrialist who sees opportunity in everything

“I never look at a problem and moan and groan. To me everything is opportunity.”

No escalator to the top, says ‘pan-African’ businessman Kris Senanu

“You have to take the stairs, and at each step there will be barriers.”

Interior design boss sells creativity and imagination

How we made it in Africa talks to Moshe Noiman, founder of Classic Mouldings.

Meet the Boss: Jaswinder Bedi, CEO, Bedi Investments

“I wouldn’t call myself a workaholic, but my wife does.”

Group of risk-taking friends transform plantation into golf haven for Kenya’s rich

Where once stood overgrown bush and sisal plantations, now sits a luxury golf estate .

Meet the Boss: Kris Senanu, deputy CEO, AccessKenya

“I don’t believe in jobs. I believe in seeing opportunity.”

Vipingo Ridge golf estate – where Kenya’s wealthy can escape reality

At the Kenyan coast stands the 2,500 acre Vipingo Ridge golf development.

African fashion with a Swedish touch

There is currently “a big push for African designs” globally, says Cecilia Östman of fashion company Njema Helena.

The man who built Kenya’s Mimosa Pharmacy chain

How Chris Getonga built and sold a successful pharmacy chain.

Franchising: red flags and opportunities

How we made it in Africa speaks to experts about what entrepreneurs should know before becoming a franchisee in Africa.

Meet the Boss: Alastair Cavenagh, businessman, Kenya

“I do not believe in companies run by ‘yes men’ at managerial level.”

Business lessons from Kenyan rally champion

“It is important to balance work and play, or life becomes very boring.”

Westgate one year on: Entrepreneurs recount their experiences

How we made it in Africa speaks to the business owners who were affected by the tragedy.

Nairobi Java House CEO shares secrets behind chain’s success

Java’s CEO Kevin Ashley shares with How we made it in Africa the reasons for the company’s success.