Captains of Industry

Captains of Industry: Why software company SAP’s Steve Tzikakis is an African believer

Captains of Industry: How a man who started at the bottom pounding the streets for his father ended up heading one of the biggest companies in the world. This is the story of Dubai-based Steve Tzikakis, Afro-optimist and regional president of SAP South Europe, the Middle East and Africa....

Captains of Industry: The secret behind Altron’s success with CEO Mteto Nyati

Technology group Altron has more than doubled its market value since 2017 when businessman Mteto Nyati took to the helm as CEO. His success of transforming the company from a family run business to a global independent entity has not gone unnoticed. In 2019 he was named businessman of the year by the All Africa Business Leader Awards. In this episode of Captains of Industry, Mteto speaks about his journey to the upper echelons of South Africa’s boardrooms and Altron’s future in the rapidly changing digital economy....

How this equity crowdfunding platform is helping entrepreneurs raise money through angel investors

Chris Bishop chats to seasoned entrepreneur and former investment banker, Christopher Thomas. He is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Eureeca, a Dubai based equity crowdfunding platform that connects online investors to businesses raising funds through crowdfunding with equity....

Robert Bapfakurer on his entrepreneurial journey, funding SMEs in Africa

Access to funding is one of the biggest challenges facing SMEs in Africa. Get some tips on how to best position yourself to secure bank financing from self-made tycoon Robert Bapfakurer, as he discusses his compelling entrepreneurial journey. He is in conversation with CNBC Africa’s Makeda Mahadeo....

Rwanda commits to total electrification by 2024

The Government of Rwanda targets to achieve universal access to electricity by 2024 in bid to transform the country into a middle-income economy. CNBC Africa’s Fiona Muthoni is in conversation with Ron Weiss, CEO of Rwanda Energy Group....

Why IBM’s GM believes Africa is streets ahead of the world when it comes to technology

Technology in Africa and its growing young population put it streets ahead of the rest of the world that’s according to Takreem El-Tohamy, General Manager of the Middle East and Africa at IBM. He was speaking from Dubai....

Captains of Industry: Why this Dubai-based asset manager is taking a closer look at Africa

The tale of a businesswoman who grew up with Dubai - Jyoti Keshavan, Founder and CEO of Xanara Investment Management has seen Dubai go from sand and space to skyscrapers and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. She believes the climate for investment in Africa is improving....

Captains of Industry: How this new idea could stop small African businesses from closing down

In this week’s Captains of Industry, Dubai-based property man Thierry Delvaux, CEO of JLL Middle East & Africa discusses his journey through the world that began with learning Japanese and a few more languages along the way. Now he has an interesting new idea that is currently being implemented in Dubai and could stop small African businesses from closing down....

Captains of Industry: How this company is using satellites to beam the internet across Africa

Farhad Khan - the journey of YahClick CEO from watching his father fix radios in an African village to heading up one of the biggest broadband satellite service companies on the continent that is beaming the internet to countries across Africa and in the UAE.

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