Future CEOs — Gareth Armstrong and Hlubi Mboya Arnold
Hlubi Mboya Arnold connects with innovative leader of the African entrepreneurial spirit, Jayshree Naidoo. They discuss the plight of funding in tertiary education, how to prevent our youth from falling through the economic cracks of society and, of course, finding African-based solutions where civil service reigns supreme.
She was accused of being too serious when she was younger, and maybe she was, but that focus and determination has resulted in Zizipho Nyanga being appointed as the CEO of the Masisizane Fund, and now in a place to push and invest in her passions – entrepreneurship and women empowerment. Listen to this lovely #FutureCEOs conversation with a senior executive we can all learn from and look up to.
How do you get innovation happening in your business without forcing it? What is at the core of businesses that seem to be able to do this? Gareth Armstrong is joined in studio by Sameer Rawjee, a former Googler and co-founder of O-School, to talk about the often ambiguous topics of innovation, creativity, collaboration, and cross department / business silo communication.
The CEO of AllLife Group, Ross Beerman, joins Hlubi and Gareth in studio to talk about his journey from founder to CEO of an organisation that is taking a very different approach to life insurance and how people diagnosed with HIV/Aids are able to access the peace of mind associated with it.
Have you ever wanted to be at work but just hated dealing with one or two of your colleagues while there? The #FutureCEOs team know you have. In this insightful conversation with Dr Demartini, Hlubi and Gareth ask how to deal with narcissists, guilt trippers, and angry people... as well as ask for guidance on what strategies to use to destress ourselves when the going gets tough.
When he drops a name like Breitling as a client, one cannot help but sit up and listen. What many people don’t know about Monwabisi Thethe, is that it’s taken him over a decade to build his businesses to the point where massive brands are now sitting up and listening as well. He joins Gareth Armstrong in studio for an in-depth look at his journey and why #FutureCEOs believes he is a business mogul in the making.
Siyanda Dlamini started at the very bottom, but he started knowing where he wanted to be. Today, he has achieved that and more as co-owner of Fortis Hotel Group. Listen to this super #FutureCEOs conversation where Gareth invites Siyanda to share his insights, lessons, and more.
In this insightful interview, Anthony Farr, the CEO of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, allows us an inside look into the way he tackles leading this organisation, and he shares many of the lessons he has learned as he continues his CEO leadership journey. He is a really good man, doing some really good things.
Today’s #FutureCEOs conversation highlights the fact that ecommerce is an area that one can, in spite of excuses like limited customers or high data costs, build a wonderfully profitable and successful business. Hlubi Mboya Arnold and Gareth Armstrong talk to Adewale Adejumo, founder of Zasttra.com, about his journey, as well as lessons he has learned building this business which embraces a multi-disciplinary, multi-business model approach.
From a tear-stained pillow after a massive disappointment while in the UK, to the face of international cognac brand Remy Martin, Madoda Khuzwayo has done a lot, seen a lot, learned a lot, and joins Gareth Armstrong in studio to share some of his experiences with the #FutureCEOs community.
"More than ever, an environment where SMEs can thrive needs to be created, as this is the most effective vehicle to stimulate economic growth and job creation". So says our in-studio expert, Ben Bierman - MD of Business Partners Limited. Join the #FutureCEOs team as we chat to Ben and discuss the SME Index for 2017.