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Captains of Industry: Amazon Web Services’ Zubin Chagpar’s vision for Africa

His father was born in Zanzibar; his parents eloped from India to Canada with $50 and two suitcases. When he got into computers he didn’t even know what the inside of one looked like. This is the colourful story of Zubin Chagpar, Head of Middle East & Africa, Public Sector, AWS on his family journey from a beach in Zanzibar to one of the biggest companies in the world....

How this Captain of Industry is making a business out of spreading the word in Africa

Lionel Reina, CEO of the APO Group, a man born in France, now based in Dubai, with his heart in Africa, who has made a business out of spreading the word in Africa with the help of digital technology....

Captains of Industry: Africa is the growth hotspot

Africa is still the growth hotspot despite its many challenges including lack of sufficient infrastructure, policy uncertainty and high bureaucracy. That's according to this week’s Captain of Industry, Dubai-based Geoffrey White, CEO of Agility Africa who says doing business on the continent needs a long-term view....

Captains of Industry: Mastercard’s Raghu Malhotra on why Africa is the future

On Captains of Industry this week CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop talks to Raghu Malhotra, President of Mastercard for Africa and the Middle East talks of business opportunity and how he was inspired by the courage of his army officer father....

Captains of Industry: Bruno Grippay on why the youth will drive electric vehicle growth in Africa

When will we all be driving electric cars in Africa? Very soon according to Bruno Grippay the head of Nissan for Africa and the Middle East. Grippay talks business and Brexit in Captains of Industry on CNBC Africa....

Meddy on how he turned music into a career in Rwanda

Rwanda's creative industry is one of the youngest in East Africa and it is steadily growing despite the challenges. On this episode of Captains of Industry, Meddy, one of the successful artists in the country shares his journey, investment opportunities in the music industry and how he managed to breakthrough and a sustainable living out of his passion....

Kariuki Ngari shares his 28 years’ experience in Kenya’s banking Sector

In this episode of Captains of Industry, we had a conversation with one of the key players in Kenya's banking sector. Kariuki Ngari, CEO and Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank Kenya has over 28 years’ experience in the sector and he has been instrumental in formulating global strategies in digitisation of the bank as well as revision of branch models and standards....

Captains of Industry: Samer Abu-Ltaif: I lived through war – Africa is the future

On Captains of Industry this week a man who grew up to the sound of gunfire in Beirut ,who went on to become a mover and shaker in the world of digital transformation in Africa and the Middle East. CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop talks to Samer Abu Ltaif, President of Microsoft for Africa and the Middle East....

Captains of Industry: One-on-one with Tim Clark on why Emirates airlines believes in Africa

One of the big names in world aviation opens up on the airline business. On Captains of Industry Emirates Airline legend Tim Clark gives a candid account of his hopes and fears for business in the skies over the Middle East and Africa....

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