Tadiwos Belete is a pioneering hospitality entrepreneur from Ethiopia. In this article he talks about how he defines succcess, how that definition has changed over time and how success isn’t possible without failure.
Professor Samuel Sejjaaka is an entrepreneur, accountant and academic from Uganda. In this article, he shares his thoughts on when you know you’re leading well, why it’s important to follow your heart and what success means to him.
Dr Amy Jadesimi is the CEO of the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL) in Nigeria. In 2018, she was named Young CEO of the Year by the Africa CEO Forum. Here, she shares the insights, lessons and experience that have shaped her career to date.
Jacqueline Opondo is a hugely experienced business leader from Uganda. We were delighted to welcome her to a recent event and hear her advice on how to build strong networks, push yourself further and empowering young women.
Faraja Nyalandu shares with The Africa List why she swapped a promising career in human rights law, for life as a tech entrepreneur, shaking up the education system with her digital platform, Shule Direct.
Ethiopian business leader, Eleni Gabre-Madhin, CEO of Blue Moon Ethiopia, discusses the downsides of leaving emotional intelligence out of our education, the power of listening, the importance of vulnerability at work, and how she tests her next big ideas.
One of Ethiopia's most respected business leaders and aviation pioneer, Girma Wake, shares with The Africa List how he navigated conflict during his career as former CEO of Ethiopian Airlines and former Chairman of Rwandair, and why he thinks trust will always trump fear as a leadership style.
James Mwangi is the Executive Director of Dalberg Group, a company he joined as a start-up when it had no track record, no business plan and no clients. In this talk he describes why this has been his best career decision to date, and what happens in his team when someone fails, how he structures his time to achieve peak performance and other #CEOLifeHacks.
Charles Mudiwa, CEO Stanbic Bank Kenya, has had an extensive experience as an executive level business leader across Africa, and was invited by The Africa List community in Zambia as part of the 2017 CEO Night in Lusaka to discuss his thoughts on leadership development. In this talk, Charles shares why executive presence is a skill that should not be underestimated, and the three aspects that he considers to be the most important in developing your own.
As the former CEO of Uganda Investment Authority, the #CEOLifeHacks Maggie Kigozi shared with the Uganda community of The Africa List included why it's never too late to pivot into your passion, why you need to let your team lead regardless of their level, how to prioritise at different stages of your career, and how an insatiable quest for knowledge keeps her out of complacency.
The CEO of Citibank Uganda, Sarah Arapta, explained to the Uganda community of The Africa List how her leadership style has evolved to meet the needs of her millennial team, plus her #CEOLifeHacks on how she builds her network, the importance of planning your downtime, how she runs meetings and why she wants to encourage more women to lean in.
CEO of Capital Markets Authority Uganda, Keith Kalyegira, shared with the Uganda group of The Africa List his leadership strategies on how he fights mediocrity, the importance of having a vision, why you don't have to be at the centre of all the solutions, and why he doesn't want to be a manager anymore.
Jimmy Mugerwa, GM of Tullow Oil Uganda, was one of the CEOs willing to be grilled by The Africa List members in Kampala. Here are some of our favourite insights from him on how you know when you're leading well, how to make your team feel like they are winning, how he prioritises his day and what's still left on his bucket list.