These are the big boys and number one ladies in business. And each #MeetTheCEO™ podcast we have the opportunity to sit at the feet of one of these top CEOs, chairpersons, or executives from brands we admire, and learn from the insights and wisdom they share.
Weekly English South Africa Technology · Business
33 Episodes
12 – 32

#MeetTheCEO who fights every day for the freedom of the media in South Africa

How does one end up as the CEO of award-winning newspaper, the Mail & Guardian? Hlubi and Gareth listen carefully to Hoosain Karjieker - CEO of M&G - as he describes his formative years, learning how to say no, and making sure top-notch journalism remains profitable in an ever-changing world…
22 Mar 2018 35 min

#MeetTheCEO taking on Uber...and doing a great job of it!

Ever been told that you are “too young”? Ever been told "it can't be done!"? Our studio guest is proof that when you have the focus and vision to succeed, all these menial factors others measure become null and void. During this #MeetTheCEO convo, we talk to Markus Villig, CEO…
23 Feb 2018 22 min

#MeetTheCEO building a luxury getaway empire

Maira Koutsoudakis is CEO of The LIFE Group of Companies, where she is building a group of companies that are enjoying global recognition (54 International Awards, to date) and success. Listen to this #MeetTheCEO conversation if you are an aspiring CEO and want to find out how Maira is able…
26 Jan 2018 27 min

#MeetTheCEO who is listening before doing

Heading up a large, multi-national organisation is not easy – even tougher is a new CEO’s first 6 to 12 months leading a team and organisation that may even be resistant to change. Gareth Armstrong is joined in studio by Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion Africa, to explore how he…
19 Oct 2017 28 min

#MeetTheCEO who is influencing an industry at 25yrs old

Would you employ a 25-year-old to head up your organisation as CEO? You might think twice, but the BitCo board didn't. Listen to this insightful and telling #MeetTheCEO conversation between Gareth Armstrong and Jarryd Chatz, the current CEO of telecommunications company, BitCo, where they explore the complexities, and pros and…
6 Oct 2017 26 min

#MeetTheCEO of one of the largest consulting businesses in Africa

How does a self-confessed ADHD, poor academic, with some real trials in the early part of his life rise above all of this to fill the role and office of CEO of one of the largest independent consulting businesses in Southern Africa? We explore this question and more during this…
14 Sep 2017 27 min

#MeetTheCEO who is a master of scale

This is a pragmatic, direct, and insightful conversation with an hugely successful entrepreneur turned CEO. Listen as Hlubi and Gareth enjoy a super #MeetTheCEO half hour in studio with Frank Mullen, CEO of Zinia.
17 Aug 2017 25 min

#MeetTheCEO so serious and focused she left her peers in the dust

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…
15 Jun 2017 25 min

#MeetTheCEO offering peace of mind to SA's most vulnerable

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…
1 Jun 2017 26 min

#MeetTheCEO helping woman step up and into their power

More and more we find women at the forefront of change and leadership - mothers and wives contributing successfully to all the roles they dare take upon themselves. Faith Khanyile, CEO of WDB Investment Holdings, is such a power woman. Listen as she chats to the team during this #MeetTheCEO…
6 Apr 2017 27 min

#MeetTheCEO who can't stop starting businesses

Emilian Popa, the CEO of Groupon SA has an impressive resume having traveled and started business all over the world. With platforms like Zando, Lamoda, Jumia, and Groupon under his founder belt, Emilian has lived life at the high pace and equally high demands that tech startups demand. This has…
3 Dec 2014 25 min

#MeetTheCEO who says women need to step up

After spending time with Lynn Madeley, the CEO of Havas Southern Africa, I am not surprised that she is sitting in the office that she currently occupies. Lynn brings with her leadership a superb balance of "go and do" and the skills and experience necessary to see people and situations…
26 Nov 2014 52 min

Ran Neu-Ner - Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Creative Counsel

There are few organisations that are able to function with two CEOs, but The Creative Counsel seems to have been able to get it right: Ran Neu-Ner is one half of the dynamic duo that heads up this organisation, and he shares openly and candidly with us some of the…
25 Nov 2014 55 min

Anthony Farr - CEO, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

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,…
19 Nov 2014 45 min

Irfan Pardesi - CEO, ACM Gold

From Starbucks waiter to CEO of a company that is now valued at over four billion rand ($400 million), Irfan Pardesi has found success through a formula of simplification and focus that we unpack in this week's Rising Star Wednesdays episode. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned…
11 Nov 2014 56 min

Preetesh Sewraj - CEO & Chief Innovation Analyst, POY South Africa

The Product of the Year seal proudly serves as the standard of consumer confidence in 28 countries and this number is growing. Preetesh Sewraj is the South African arm's CEO and Chief Innovation Analyst (Listen to find out more about the significance of this interesting, double barrel title), and I…
15 Oct 2014 31 min

Graeme Victor - Founder and CEO, Du Pont Telecom

Graeme Victor's journey is one of corporate devotion AND entrepreneurial endeavour as he has led some of the top brands in South Africa, and then gone on to establish and run his own companies. In today's Future CEOs Podcast Episode, we sit with this iconic businessman and learn all we…
8 Oct 2014 36 min

Lou Adler - Founder and CEO, The Adler Group

What mistakes are we making when hiring and firing, and how does this affect our company's bottom line? In this Future CEOs episode, we have a fascinating conversation with specialist recruiter and thought leader, Lou Adler, founder and CEO of The Adler Group, where he reveals what CEOs and companies…
7 Oct 2014 40 min

Barbara Mallinson - Founder and CEO, Obami

What do you get when you put a social network and an educational classroom together? I'm not 100% sure, but Barbara Mallinson, the Founder and CEO of Obami is. Obami is a social learning platform being used by hundreds of schools across Africa, Europe and the United States. It has…
3 Oct 2014 31 min
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