During Africa – Russia panel at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019, I shared my perspective about Africa and called for more Russian investment in our continent.
When someone asks me what standards I want to have in my companies, I say: the best. We must always strive to raise standards to be competitive. This was my sharing at the ECR Africa Summit 2019, which took place in the European Parliament in Brussels.
People and natural resources. Combining the two achieves the best possible outcome: it reveals capabilities, creates opportunities and jobs, generates value and quality from our products. Encouraging national production from North to South, seeking out each Province’s treasures and working up close with communities.
First I would like to say I don’t work with my family, I never have. I’m an established business person, I started my own company at the age of 21. I’ve always been extremely independent. When I started working, I started off with a very small business.
There is a clear message that I want to leave which is: one thing is your family life, the people who raised you, that give you values, that educate you, that make sure that you go to school.