Tag Archives: How to make money in Africa

Tsega Gebreyes


Name: Tsega Gebreyes Location: London, England Profession: Investment Banker Tsega Gebreyes is Founding Partner and CEO of Satya Capital Limited, a private investment firm specializing in Africa-related investment. Satya Capital invests across the African continent, primarily in financial services, FMCG, energy and natural resources, with an investment target of US$20m …

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Masithokoze Angel Moyo-Thompson Pilot from South Africa


Masithokoze Moyo-Thompson Chief Executive Officer, Founder | Angel Wings Aviation With a penchant for sales and international travel, Masithokoze Moyo-Thompson founded Angel Wings Aviation in 2008. As stated on the company’s website, “Angel Wings Aviation is a forward-thinking, dynamic, diverse company dedicated to delivering unparalleled customer service to each individual …

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Ishmael Moloko McDonalds South Africa Entrepreneur


A local franchisee has leveraged the clout of one of the world’s most loved brands many times over and is now the owner of eight McDonald’s restaurants in Gauteng. He shares his recipe for success with Entrepreneur. Entrepreneur   |   November 25, 2011 URL:http://www.entrepreneurmag.co.za/advice/success-stories/entrepreneur-profiles/mcdonald%e2%80%99s-ishmael-moloko/ McDonald’s is probably the world’s most popular fast …

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Keith Warren KFC Africa


Meet the Boss’ is a How we made it in Africa interview series, where we pose the same 10 questions to business leaders across the continent. Keith Warren, MD, KFC Africa Keith Warren, Managing Director, KFC Africa 1. What was your first job? A waiter at a restaurant. 2. Who …

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Hendrik du Toit Investec Asset Management


Hendrik du Toit Investec Asset Management  Born: Cape Town Descent: Afrikaans University: Masters Com. Stellenbosch, Masters Philosophy Cambridge Former: Investment Analyst South Africa Mutual Life Assurance Society + Chairman IDCSA + Lecturer Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University Firm entrusted with: GBP59 billion of client assets in 2011 When did you …

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Marjorie Ngwenya Actuary


Marjorie Ngwenya High School: Chisipite Senior School Tertiary Education: Institute of Actuaries Qualifications: Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, Associate of Taxation Technicians Family Status: Married Lives In: London Company / Organisation Name: Mazars Title / Position: Director Duration of time within your company / organisation: 2 years Professional Membership …

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Bob Collymore Safaricom (Kenya)


Bob is the CEO of Safaricom Limited, one of the leading integrated communications companies in Africa. He assumed the position on November 1st 2010. The company reported Sh18.36 billion pretax profit for the financial year ending March 31st 2011. Prior to joining Safaricom, Bob was the Chief Officer for Corporate …

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Michael Jordaan First National Bank CEO (South Africa)


First National Bank has emerged as the new face of cool business in South Africa. It’s an extraordinary feat, given that the industry is mostly defined by its conservatism. SIPHO HLONGWANE speaks to CEO Michael Jordaan about the bank’s gospel of innovation and other strategies for success. South Africa’s banking …

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Grant Pattison Massmart CEO South Africa


Grant Pattison was appointed CEO of Massmart Holdings Limited on the 1 July 2007, only 9 years after a chance meeting with Mark Lamberti paved his route into Massmart management. An electrical engineering graduate, Grant began his career as a management trainee at Anglo American Group. Four years later he …

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Ashish Thakkar Mara Group


Ashish J. Thakkar is the founder and managing director of the Mara Group, which comprises a number of companies. In 15 years he has taken the Group from humble beginnings to a global firm with a strong African focus, working in 17 African countries and employing over 4,000 people. He …

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