Started in 1982, the National Private School (NPS) is one of the best private schools in Muscat, in a competitive market where private schooling is in high demand. A majority of new generation Omani parents tend to send their children to private school because of the flexibility provided in choice of curriculum as well as
Having completed their Bachelors in Civil / Architectural Engineering and received a Project Management Diploma in 1983, Eng. Taher Maamoun & Eng. Maged Habib have vast work experience spanning over three decades. Since 1999, they have also gained entrepreneurial experience that they used to their advantage to co-establish Five Builders for Construction in 2012. Five
A joint initiative of Happy Benson, Anthony Kafor and Edwin Asikhia, who were brought together by their shared interest in the poultry feeds industry, the idea of setting up a company for production of poultry feeds was first mooted when they met as business associates. Incorporated in July 2014, Zenit Agro commenced production of poultry
Saif Amor Al-Maamary first came to GroFin in 2013 for a loan facility for his electronics trading business, Ibn Amor Al-Maamary Electronics (IAAE). At that time, Saif was looking at expanding IAAE’s operations to include manufacturing, which placed the business in a higher risk profile. GroFin believed in Saif and funded his foray into manufacturing,
Image: Founder Rita (centre) with her daughter-in-law and husband. Although gifted, Rina Coertze’s son struggled to read and write at school, showing signs of dyslexia. It was then that Rina decided to address this problem directly and started remedial school Zambesi Akademie in 2008 in Magalieskruin to help students like her son. Due to the
Passion, persistence and perseverance are the hallmarks of Lamech Asabyara Ruronyi Kiiza, who started his career as a cashier at Red Fox Bureau but has grown leaps and bounds since to establish his own forex trading entity, La Cedri Forex Bureau. It has been an enriching experience of over two decades for Lamech, who started
Sixty-two year old Comfort Odunayo Akinmeji is anything but a typical old lady and her life is anything but ordinary. A determined businesswoman who is resolute about succeeding in the face of challenging circumstances, Comfort has set up three businesses from scratch since 1999, after retiring as a secondary school teacher in Ajaokuta. Flying against
Oladipo Fasesin founded PaulMac Publishers in 1998, and has successfully run the business over 17 years, ably supported by his wife who is also the sitting General Manager of the business. PaulMac Publishers sells educational materials and textbooks to over 2000 private schools across the country. Initiatives like PaulMac Publishers play an important role in
Lubilo founded Olibul Investments Limited with the objective of exploiting the abundant high quality sand deposits in the Wabituo community lands and providing quality construction and metallurgical washed sands to quality conscious global mining sector players. Managing the business in his capacity as the CEO, Lubilo is the driving force behind the company and has
Leaving a secure job in the financial services sector was not an easy decision to take, but Latifat Balogun’s passion for the elusive art of ice cream making propelled her to finally take the plunge. Building a robust foundation for her chosen calling, Latifat joined an ice cream making, display and delivery programme at the
Zambia-based entrepreneur Mukupo Sichula has more than 10 years’ experience in the local business environment, powering his successful run in his own F&B business, Wanzana Processing. As Managing Director, Mukupo is responsible for the day to day running of the family business that he started together with his uncle Mwembe (40% stake) and Mwembe’s father,
For a financier that reaches out to entrepreneurs, what could be better than funding a school that gives wings to new generations of entrepreneurs? Queenswood Christian School (QCS) in Pretoria is just such a school, whose mission is to provide children with a quality of education that allows them to become entrepreneurs, taking charge of
Established in 2001 by patriarch Elia Al Nims and his two sons, Kameel (pictured top, right) and Ghassan, HYGEX initially imported cleaning and hygiene products for sale in the local market, and slowly forayed into manufacturing its own. Currently, HYGEX has manufacturing facilities in the outskirts of Amman and sells under its own brand, with
Moving from Kuwait where she had been running a business since 1992, Mrs Taheya, together with her husband Mr Motaz, established the Infinity Group for Trade in Cairo, Egypt, in 2009. Women like Mrs Taheya are a rarity in Egypt. Despite efforts to encourage Egyptian women to start their own businesses, female participation in the newly
Married for the last 25 years, James and Phyllis Maina consider Phyma Fresh Produce a labour of love. Having christened their business ‘Phyma’ (Phyllis and Maina) as a joint namesake, the entrepreneurial duo is passionate about what they do and are deeply involved in the operations of the business, founded in 2003 in Kenya. In
Since 2008, Francine has demonstrated her ability to successfully manage oil businesses with a sole proprietorship that was later formalised into her company, M.Line Petro Station Ltd, in 2011. With overall entrepreneurial experience of 16 years, Francine is currently running four petrol stations and managing four tank trucks under the M.Line brand.
“We approached several commercial banks but none of them would touch a start-up. GroFin funded our start-up where banks were unwilling to take the risk,” says Kamau.
With over 30 years of business success in the US, Kamau wants to revolutionise chicken rearing in his country with the sophistication and professionalism of poultry farming in advanced economies and contribute to national food security. Although various small chicken rearing businesses and a few big national poultry producers exist in the country, the poultry sector is one of the rapidly expanding sectors in Kenya and the current demand for poultry meat exceeds supply.
Since he was 7 years old, Mohamed Al Jabery has been involved in his father’s business of manufacturing water heaters.
“I started with basic tasks like iron dust cleaning, and gradually grew into specialised roles in production management, finance and marketing, until I was finally promoted to general management of the business in 2001,” says 41-year-old Mohamed.