Building Business In Africa with Laila Macharia

So how do you build a successful company in Africa while contributing to the development of this beautiful and diverse content? While in Kenya last year, I met an inspirational business leader called Laila Macharia. A Stanford and Cornell law graduate, Laila left behind an exciting life in New York city to make a difference in Kenya, the country of her birth. She has since created and supported businesses across the region, from housing development to her current interest, a creative media and technology training college. She has also spent a decade helping reform policies in the land, financial, transport and education sectors. In my opinion, she is also an inspirational, wise and compassionate leader. The perfect person to share with us how to build business while contributing positively to Africa’s development.

To listen to this show from the free archives, please click here

More about Laila Macharia:

Laila Macharia

Raised in Kenya, Namibia and Somalia, Laila Macharia is a Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor who the Times of London recently honored as one of the Top 20 Women to Watch in Africa.  A graduate of Cornell and Stanford Law, she recently invested in the Africa Digital Media Institute in Nairobi. ADMI is a fast-growing digital arts and technology school that today hosts students from over 10 countries and in 2017, is expanding to West Africa.  After a decade working on policy reform within Kenya Private Sector Alliance, Laila continues to support individual entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurship ecosystem. She also serves as a non-executive director at the Barclays Bank of Kenya and at Centum, an investment firm that is among the best-performing companies on the Nairobi Stock Exchange.

To listen to this show from the free archives, please click here


Follow @Chrisdcooper

Special Encore Show: Dealing With Chaos & Complexity with Marc Amerigo

How do you best deal with highly chaotic and complex situations in your business? Marc Amerigo is a leading expert in this field after 25 years of some quite amazing achievements in business and sport. From his experience he has consolidated his approach into ‘The Brainshift method’. He will share the process he used to break […]

See All News

Chris provided an incredible emotional intelligence program for my business. Chris delivered a series of eye opening sessions which enhanced the approach and style of our customer engagement. He also introduced a new positive and motivational language that empowered our people into making a difference. Relationships fos-tered after Chris’s guidance resulted in significant and measurable competitive ad-vantage. Many of the team wished they had received Chris’s input much earlier in their career. As a result of Chris’s contribution our business results improved significantly over the short and long term. I have no hesitation in recommending Chris to others.

Richard Pitt, Sales and Marketing Director , Broker Services Network, Towergate Insurance (talking about work completed at Primary General Insurance while Managing Director) More Testimonials

Newsletter Sign Up.

Sign up here to receive Chris Cooper's newsletter.