Chivas Regal embarks on search for Africa’s top entrepreneurs

PUBLISHED: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:28:52 GMT

This article was written and supplied to CNBC Africa by Chivas 

Chivas Brother’s Limited was founded in 1801 by brothers James and John on the principles of sharing success and winning the right way. These principles established the foundations on which the Chivas brothers crafted their luxury whiskey and grew a business and brand of global scale.

Both James and John understood the value that businesses become truly rewarding when people share in their success. It is with this impetus that CNBC / Forbes Africa’s “Win The Right Way” and The Global “The Venture”, both brought to you by Chivas Regal, endeavors to discover the best & brightest social entrepreneurs who embody the ethos of The Chivas Brothers values.

The first season proved to be an immense success as six African gems who are dedicated at using their entrepreneurial prowess for social and economic development were showcased on Chivas / Forbes & CNBC Africa’s ‘Win The Right Way.’ The lineup included The South Africans Doug Hoernle, the Founder of Rethink Education as well Laduma Ngxokolo fashion designer and founder of MaXhosa by Laduma, together with Joel Macharia from Kenya, the CEO of Abacus and Ghana’s John Armah, CEO of Orios Group and Uneko Atawodi, CEO of Malaik Africa

The sextet of young Africans who ensure that their businesses benefit their surrounding communities was completed by Nigeria’s Chioma Ukonu, Chief Operations Officer of Recycle Points who flew the African flag high in the global showpiece of “The Venture” in Los Angeles, taking second place and earning her business US$ 200,000!

These successes have been the impetus in the growth of the ‘Chivas Win The Right Way’. Building on the triumph of season 1, the show, will expand to showcase even more Pan-African stories of emerging social entrepreneurs, which means an increase in episodes documenting the journey of young African entrepreneurs from more African markets.

The second season of ‘Chivas Win The Right Way’ will also be guided by a new presenter in the experienced and well-travelled Business Journalist, Gugulethu Cele who will document the journey of Africa’s top entrepreneurs as they look to represent the continent at the Venture finale in 2018.

Be sure to catch more rising Africans in season 2 of Chivas ‘Win The Right Way’ starting from 4 October 2017 to see Africa’s top social entrepreneurs on the road towards the Venture 2018!

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Follow the Venture on Twitter @ChivasVenture and use the #WinTheRightWay #ChivasVenture

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