We gave featured business leaders of our latest issue the final word in answering “What is your greatest success story of initiating change within your company?”
David El Bez, Terminal Director for Africa, TiL
“LCT has accomplished a great deal in its young history and has played a significant role in TiL’s Africa portfolio, and in supporting MSC’s shipping network. Thanks to the efforts of the LCT team and management, the terminal is continuing to roll out the results of pre-existing investment commitments with a view to growing capacity and always seeking to improve productivity, efficiency and safety.”
Ms. Lliane M. Ndananeze, CEO and Co-Founder, WidEnergy
“In an effort to make diversity and inclusion a reality, our sales agents own the sales and the on-boarding process. This strategy has enabled our female sales team to leverage their natural ability to relate with the social context of our customers, gain confidence in their contribution to building better communities and establish solid and long-lasting relationships with our customers.
That’s a WidEnergy story I am proud of: From dreaming of women as agents of change to seeing them become real agents of change.”
Herman Franken, Country Manager, AB InBev Namibia
“Entering Namibia, I inherited a team that lived through tough times during COVID-19, economic recession, and multiple shifts in management. As a management team we changed our routines, started working together closely, and built a local AB InBev Namibian team identity and purpose. Critically we decided to invest into training for middle management and spent time and effort in aligning the broader company to the goals and plans for the year. During this time a change in reporting lines happened, shifting from Botswana to South Africa.
“We have tried in many small ways to shift the way Namibia works and how we look at our operations as a team – with still a road ahead to grow. At the end of the day a manager is not responsible for the results in a direct way, but rather responsible for the people who are responsible for the results. That is a change I am proud to drive every day to empower my team and have them empower their teams.”
Rukesh Raghubir, Director, M&D Construction
“I am proud of the role that I have played in helping to build a robust and resilient management team and sufficient cash reserves to weather tumultuous episodes.”