ISABEL DOS SANTOS BETTERING AFRICA

Isabel dos Santos can easily be referred to one of the richest business women in Africa. She is influential as she is rich. She was born to Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the former president of Angola. From appearing in top 100 influential people to being named the first woman in Africa who is a billionaire, Isabel dos Santos is earning a fortune. Her mother, Tatiana Kukanova, gave birth to her in Baku after meeting her dad there. She went to an all-girls school situated in Kent, Cobham Hall. After high school, Isabel proceeded to King’s College to study electrical engineering. It was while studying in London that she met Sindika Dokolo, who later became her husband. He is the heir to a millionaire from the Democratic Republic of Congo. After finishing college, she returned to Luanda and worked on a project that was to clean the city (Facebook).

She was the project manager engineer. She then started a trucking business that was aided by the widespread use of walkie-talkies at the time. Isabel dos Santos was the first to open a beach restaurant in Luanda. This was in 1997 and the restaurant, Miami Beach Club, also acted as a night club. This was the beginning of many investments that she was to make in Angola and also abroad.

Dos Santos has many investments in different sectors both in Portugal and back home in Angola. These include retail, media, finance, and telecommunications. She has held various leadership positions in different organizations. She is a shareholder in Nova Cimangola, an Angolan cement company. Isabel also holds major shares in ZON Multimedia, Banco Portugues de Investment and also Sanangola. She is also a board member to different companies. These include the Angolan Bank, ZON, and Banco BIC Portugues. Isabel dos Santos invested in Angola and partnered with Sonae, a Portuguese group, to bring development in Angola. Together with Portugal Telecom, she founded Unitel to bring more technological advancement in Angola. The company would help train managers, engineers and other workers. It would also create employment opportunities in Angola. Isabel dos Santos efforts in creating a digital Africa have been recognised across the globe.

Edwin Miranda : CEO of a Global Marketing Firm

Edwin Miranda is a businessman that has a huge list of experience under his belt in many different areas. In his younger years before his career started, he went to MIT where he got a degree in biologics. This served him well in much of his career as he found spots with many different companies that produce medication. In the companies, he quickly found a great place as vice president of quality assurance. While he didn’t have an interest in making the drugs he took pride in making sure they were of not only the standards of the FDA but the company he worked for so that they were producing good and safe drugs for their clients whom would later take them.

But now he has seemingly closed that chapter and opened a brand new one where he is serving as the CEO. Edwin now works as the CEO of a global marketing firm where he is shifting the firm to be a technological forward company and embrace the new ways of marketing to customers. A lot of the problems the marketing companies are having is that the traditional ways of marketing through not dead are not proving results like they used to.

Because of this more often than not some companies are looking elsewhere because it doesn’t seem to be worth the price for the customer to continue with that company. Thanks to Edwin now taking over his company he is able to push all efforts forward not only using what has been proven to work now but preparing the companies that hire him for the future. By having meetings with the companies and showing them the shift that marketing will need to make he is able to provide them with the best services while remaining completely transparent about their side of the marketing.

Peter Briger: Building the Bridges at the Fortress Investment Group

Peter Briger is a highly distinguished investment professional. He has built a strong reputation throughout his long career in investment has worked for different companies. After spending over fifteen years in Goldman Sachs, Peter joined the Fortress Investment Group in 2002. His presence at the Fortress has been very influential in the growth of the company. He is currently the one who oversees Fortress Investment Group’s Credit Division. He is also the Principal and Co-Chairman of Fortress’ Board of Directors.

Under Peter Briger’s leadership alongside his co-Principals, Fortress Investment Group has established itself as a leading global investment company when it comes to alternative asset management. Fortress investment Groups caters for both institutional and private investors. Currently, the company manages assets worth more than $65 billion. Since joining the company in 2002, Mr. Peter Briger has guided Fortress Investment Group’s operations in different management roles. Under its formation, Fortress’s operations can be categorized into three key areas including Credit, Private Equity and the Permanent Capital Vehicles.

The Fortress’s Credit Division is comprised of more than 300 professionals and is led by Peter. This segment is comprised of many investments of global standing. These investments include; Drawbridge Special Opportunities Investment Fund, Fortress Japan Investment Fund, the Fortress Credit Opportunities Fund, the Fortress Japan Income Fund, Fortress Real Estate Investment Fund, Drawbridge Long Dated Funds, Drawbridge Real Assets Funds, and the Fortress Secured Lending Fund. These investments are concentrated in the illiquid and distressed credit investments as well as the underrated assets. Check out salary.com learn to more about Peter Briger.

The Private Equity area of operation focuses more on Fortress’ cash flows from the controlled investments in North America, the Caribbean, and Western Europe. This division is led by Peter Briger’s co-PrincipalsWes Edens and Randal Nardone. These operations are based on Fortress’ foundation of hands-on management of assets, majorly in financial services, healthcare, transportation, infrastructure, and energy. Some of the major holdings in this division include Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, Aircastle, Florida East Coast Railway, Brookdale Senior Living among others.

The Permanent Capital Vehicles segment is comprised of 5 publicly traded permanent capital instruments which include, Fortress Transportation & Infrastructure Investors, New Media Investment Group, New Residential Investment Corporation, New Senior Investment Group, and Eurocastle Investment Limited.

Outside the Fortress Investment Group, Peter holds other different Board positions. He is a board member at the Princeton University Investment Company. Peter Briger is also an active person when it comes to philanthropy. He is a strong supporter of Central Park Conservancy. He is also actively involved with the Tipping Point, a non-profit organization that serves low-income families in Florida’s San Francisco area. Peter holds Bachelors in Business from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

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Expansion of JD.com in Southeast Asia

JD.com has collaborated with Central Group, the popular Thai retail conglomerate which has expanded its operations in Southeast Asia. That followed the official launching of the “JD CENTRAL’’, an e-commerce platform on September 28. The new platform extends Jingdong footprints in the region, which includes Indonesia’s e-commerce platform, B2C e-commerce business in Vietnam, and Tiki strategic investment. The Jingdong test operations were initiated during the firm’s anniversary on June 18 with the expectation of sales increase. Currently, JD.com offers marketplace models and direct sales with different categories of products that can be accessed directly through the firm’s website. These are fast-moving consumer goods such as beverages, cosmetics, processed foods, toiletries, beverages, home applies, electronics, fashion, music, and books among others.

So far, at least 80% of shoppers have visited the site through mobile phones. FMCG products, fashion items, and mobile devices are some of the top selling categories. Chinese products have become popular with prime brands which include Lenovo, Huawei, Xiaomi, and OnePlus. Using state-of-the-art technology, JD.com has created a global most advanced e-commerce platform that uses logistics expertise to deliver products and services to thousands of clients including the newest customer base, the Thai community. JD.com uses a Warehouse Management System that powers its warehouses. During day-to-day delivery, companies such as Thai Capital Bangkok are involved in the new e-commerce business. Jingdong has partnered with local delivery service providers to give nationwide coverage.

According to JD Central CEO, Vincent Yang, the firm officials are delighted on taking another journey of serving customers throughout the Southeast Asia region. Yang added that the partnership with Central Group is a strong union between Thailand’s strongest retailer and China’s biggest retailer. It will offer Thai customers with excellent e-commerce with a 100% guarantee of product authenticity. This move aims at transforming the local market and unlocking the boundless consumer potential of Thailand large population. The ultimate company goal is to make the most trusted Thailand brand. Jingdong is closely working with the leading products and services to assist in reaching the majority of Thai consumers. That will, in turn, lead to more growth hence attracting even more brands to join them. One of such companies is the Vipshop, online Chinese apparel that recently signed up with the new e-commerce platform.

OSI Group President Spearheads Charge For World Growth

One of America’s largest privately owned meat and protein processing companies is ramping up its operation in Spain to the tune of 17 million Euros, or about 20 million in U.S. dollars.

OSI Group, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, recently announced that it will double the amount of chicken it processes in a country that has seen an annual growth rate of 6% in demand for chicken over the past decade.

OSI President David McDonald said his company’s facility in Toledo, Spain, is among its most important holdings in Europe. It will play a major role in the ongoing OSI Group plan for aggressive world-wide growth.

David McDonald has been with OSI for more than 30 years. After graduating from the University of Iowa with an animal sciences degree, he went to work at OSI on “a bottom tier management rung,” in his own words. One of the key areas where McDonald bolstered the OSI global strategy was using his management wizardry to help his company enter the market in China.

David McDonald played a key role in establishing 10 chicken processing facilities in China, making OSI the largest food processor of its kind in this vast nation of 1.3 billion people.

The experience McDonald gained in building the Far East market position of OSI served him well in the recent expansion of chicken operations in Spain. There the amount of chicken processes will double, from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons each year. Total capacity of the expanded plant is 45,000 tons of product per year.

The Toledo OSI plant will now comprise 22,600 square feet of production space. This includes the production hall itself, a larger, more efficient shipping and receiving area and greatly expanded refrigeration capacity.

It is significant to note that under David McDonald’s vision for what makes an optimum production model, sustainability and environmentally sound methodology take center stage.

OSI Group is a world’s leader in finding ways to save energy, use existing land, animals and resources with extreme efficiency and minimal waste, while also finding ways to conserve the precious resource of fresh water. To this end, McDonald has directed OSI Group planners to install low-flow faucets, use alternative sources of energy and increase the efficiency of key infrastructure, especially refrigeration equipment.

During David McDonald’s tenure as president of OSI Group, the company grew from a $3 billion annual operation in 2013 to a $6 billion in 2016 — and the best is yet to come.

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Roberto Santiago: Builder of Manaira

The city of Joao Pessoa, located on the eastern tip of Brazil, is frequented by tourists. The potential of a business to thrive in the city is high, and one of the locals, Roberto Santiago, managed to grab this opportunity and built the largest mall in the city which today attracts visitors from all over the world. Roberto Santiago is one of Brazil’s most successful businessmen. He was born in the city of Joao Pessoa, and he graduated from the University Center of Joao Pessoa where he received his business administration degree. He decided to start his own business after graduating from the university and bought an empty lot located at the heart of the city. The development of the property started in 1987, and two years later, from the same location, rose the city’s newest mall – Manaira, which opened in 1989 and was named as the largest mall in the city. The city of Joao Pessoa has many known tourist sites, including a 20 kilometer beachfront and America’s easternmost point. Because of the tourist influx, the city has undergone massive changes in the last decades, and its economy is steadily growing. Manaira’s construction provided the locals of Joao Pessoa another place to go to. Tourists from all over the world are also trying to drop by the mall just to see it, and there are a lot to do inside the store. A variety of facilities is available inside the mall, offering food, entertainment, shopping and healthy lifestyle. It includes a concert hall, a cinema complex, a gaming lounge, a large food court, a department store, a set of brand stores, banks, gyms, and even an educational institution.

 

One of the most visited facilities inside the mall is the Domus Hall, a concert hall located on Manaira’s rooftop. It opened in 2009, attracting a huge number of people. Almost 4,000 people can fit inside, and it is believed that almost 10,000 can be accommodated for standing events. The concert hall has hosted a number of concerts, conferences, exhibits and fairs since it was built, and it can also be a venue for personal events like weddings and birthdays. The hall has a built in sound proof walls, with fully functioning air-conditioning system. International artists who are visiting the city of Joao Pessoa always choose the Domus Hall as the venue for their performance. Roberto Santiago has built an structure that would symbolize the lifestyle of the city that is full of vibrance.

 

Manaira continues to undergo renovations, offering a lot of facilities for visitors. In 2012, a major expansion took place at the mall’s food court adding more food choices that represented world cuisine. In 2014, Espaço started to operate, and it specializes in gourmet and fine dining restaurants. The mall also opened Tok Stok to the public, which sells locally made products. Roberto Santiago’s dream of opening a business has contributed to the rise of his home city.

 

 

Why Hussain Sajwani Is The Pride Of Dubai

Not everyone is born with a silver spoon in their mouth. However, the ground can change with time. Hussain Sajwani was born in 1956 in the United Arab Emirates to an ordinary family. He attained his higher education in Washington University. After his college studies, he joined GASCO, an oil company, to work as a Contracts Manager.

 

Later on, after gaining managerial and operational skills and experience, DAMAC owner resigned to venture on his own. The catering sector charmed him from the very beginning, and once he got the chance, he did not hesitate to invest in the hospitality industry. His intuition never failed him, and the endeavor turned out to be a worthwhile investment. With the increasing number of business people streaming in the Emirates every year, he identified another opportunity and built classy hotels and resorts to host their stay. The initiative turned out to be lucrative, and his journey as a global entrepreneur cruised.

 

Hussain Sajwani investment portfolio is incredible, and his business proficiency extends far and wide. He is a respected figure when it gets down to investments in the capital and global securities market. In his long list of successes is that he was the reckoning force behind the expansion of the property market in Dubai. More so, his passion for hospitality and catering did not just reverberate inside the walls of his hometown. Over time, he developed the Al Jazeira Services that offers catering services in the Middle East, Africa, and CIS. Besides, he has ventured into the building and construction industry.

 

Currently, Hussain Sajwani is the CEO of DAMAC Properties. The reputable company deals in property development, including luxury residential, leisure, and commercial properties. It has its headquarters in Dubai. The firm has experienced tremendous expansion in the Middle East, and it stands as the leading property developer company in Dubai and the entire Emirate. DAMAC prides in the development of 17,900 properties from scratch and the improvement of about 44,000 others.

 

Hussain Sajwani family has given significant donations of over 2 million AED toward the campaign to help a million underprivileged children worldwide. His unmatched entrepreneurial and investment skills have seen the remarkable growth of his businesses. Moreover, he has invested in a diverse range of expertise that has, in turn, produced perfect oversight for his company’s projects.

 

Mike Baur Helps To Make The Swiss Startup Factory An Important Digital Business Resource

There are many stories of entrepreneurs who started a small one person online business that turned into a million dollar business in a few years. The stories are amazing and demonstrate the power of the Internet. The idea that an entrepreneur can have an idea that can be started online with a digital company leaves many people in wonder. The digital age has changed the dynamics of the business world. In the business world today, one person can do what it would take 10 people to do in a prior generation because of technology.

 

One of the biggest reasons for the change in the business world to a digital transformation has been the evolution of the Internet. For many years, the Internet was used mainly to communicate by email and read information. Many of the things that people do today was not possible in prior years. The technology that was needed in the core operations of the Internet was not available. People wanted to do a lot of things but the hardware and software needed to accomplish those things was just not available.

 

However, technology innovations have occurred at a rapid pace over the past few decades. Some of these technology innovations involved things such as network hardware, network software, network wiring, network cabling, and other technology innovations. In combination, several of these technology innovations have been utilized with the Internet to make the Internet what it is today.

 

The opportunities that the Internet provides for business people today are numerous. One of the opportunities that many business people are choosing regarding the Internet is the ability to become a digital entrepreneur. The digital world has made running a business much different in many ways. While there are many entrepreneurs looking to start digital companies, many of these entrepreneurs are seeking assistance from experts and companies that can show them how to successfully create and run a digital company.

 

Mike Baur is one of the founders of the Swiss Startup Factory, which is a company that helps entrepreneurs start digital companies. The Swiss Startup Factory is a young company that is making great strides in Switzerland and the surrounding areas concerning helping business people to learn how to be successful running digital companies.

 

Mike Baur is a vital component in the success of the Swiss Startup Factory. He brings a great deal of expertise and experience to the Swiss Startup Factory from his many years in the business world.

Jason Hope Talks On Rejuvenation Technology

The current way of treating diseases involves going to the doctor’s office, getting a diagnosis, and then getting a prescription. In some cases, people can fight different conditions with over the counter medication. Either way, a lot of the current medications are not as effective as the new wave of treatments that are coming. These new treatments that are being developed are based on rejuvenation technology. This type of technology is going to be really helpful in enhancing the health of a person. In order for this to happen, it is important for the companies involved to get funding.

Fortunately, there is funding and other forms of involvement. Among the people that are involved in bringing forth rejuvenation technology is Jason Hope. He is an entrepreneur that has run some successful businesses. He likes to talk about technology, especially Internet of Things. However, he is very helpful when it comes to medical matters as well. He has taken the time to gather up money and send it towards different charities and organizations that are based in the medical field. He has even joined a company. One of the companies that he has joined is the SENS Foundation. This is one of the most prominent companies in the development of bio-tech, especially rejuvenation technology.

Jason Hope is a futurist. Therefore, he is always looking to the future. What he wants to see in the future is improvement. One of the improvements that he likes to see is human health. Anyone can admit that there is a ways to go in the health industry when it comes to treating certain illnesses. While there are cures to some illnesses, other illnesses are still fatal. Some people have to live with the illnesses until they die. Fortunately, some treatments make it manageable for sufferers.

Paranormal Podcasts

There are thousands of talk shows aired every day. These talk showed are aired on radio stations and through digital media on the internet. Podcasts, as online talk shows are called, are becoming more and more popular. This is evident in the recent article that was published on PRnewswire.com. Read more here

 

The article was released in the middle of December 2016. The article highlighted the latest talk show to hit the digital waves. This podcast is titled, “Beyond the Darkness.” It is the latest project for broadcasting tycoon Norman Pattiz. The show will be aired on Monday nights on The Jericho Network Program. The show will feature a variety of topics relating to paranormal activity,such as spirits and aliens. There will be a variety of interviews, stories of individual’s personal experiences,and more. Tim Dennis and Dave Schrader, two of the paranormal world’s leading experts will be the show’s host.

 

Norman Pattiz is no stranger to the strange world of broadcasting. He’s been a leading player in the industry for over forty years. In addition to PodCastOne, Mr. Pattiz has founded other companies in the industry including Westwood One and Cartside Entertainment Group. Norman Pattiz was also appointed to the Broadcasting Board Of Governors of the United States in the early 1990s. He served on this board under two United States Presidents.

 

Broadcasting is not Mr. Pattiz’ only passions however. He is also very interested in foreign relations and education. He is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. He is also a member of The Pacific Council of International Relations.

 

There is little doubt that “Beyond the Darkness” will be a huge success. The Jericho Network Program is ran by former WWE wrestler Chris Jericho. The network already has several successful programs that are regularly aired. Both men have a highly successful career in the broadcasting and podcast industry. PRnewswire’s article is sure to help bring about the publicity that the show needs to further help insure its’ success. The article ended with quotes from both men. These quotes backed up the feeling that this new program will be both out of this world and extremely successful.

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