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July 31, 2018

A childhood of discovery has inspired Mita Vohra in myriad paths from lawyer to jewellery designer and philanthropist. She speaks to Alexandra Newlove about growing up in one of Africa’s most prominent hotelier families, seeking challenges outside the fold, and her new jewellery company, Ortaea

A childhood of discovery has inspired Mita Vohra in myriad paths from lawyer to jewellery designer and philanthropist. She speaks to Alexandra Newlove about growing up in one of Africa’s most prominent hotelier families, seeking challenges outside the fold, and her new jewellery company, Ortaea

Self-assured, seeking the best from herself, and ready to face challenges head-on and unafraid. When coming up with concepts for her jewellery, Mita Vohra creates for a woman who “owns her own style”.

May 1, 2018

Ghazi Abu Nahl, insurance magnate, philanthropist, and father-of-five, shows few signs of slowing down. Despite turning 72 this year, his schedule sees him in a new city virtually every week. So how did a former refugee, who describes his ideal day as being at home with his wife and children, build a global business empire with more than $5 billion in assets? Alexandra Newlovereports

Ghazi Abu Nahl, insurance magnate, philanthropist, and father-of-five, shows few signs of slowing down. Despite turning 72 this year, his schedule sees him in a new city virtually every week. So how did a former refugee, who describes his ideal day as being at home with his wife and children, build a global business empire with more than $5 billion in assets? Alexandra Newlovereports

February 1, 2017

Sir Ken Morrison, the life president and former chairman credited with transforming the eponymous family business into the UK's fourth largest food retailer, has died. He was 85-years-old.

Sir Ken Morrison, the life president and former chairman credited with transforming the eponymous family business into the UK's fourth largest food retailer, has died. He was 85-years-old.

His company hailed Sir Ken as “an inspirational leader” who led Morrisons to operate 375 stores and serve more nine million customers a week by his retirement in 2008.

December 1, 2016

Michael “Jim” Delligatti, the McDonald’s franchisee credited with inventing the bestselling Big Mac almost five decades ago, has died at the age of 98.

Michael “Jim” Delligatti, the McDonald’s franchisee credited with inventing the bestselling Big Mac almost five decades ago, has died at the age of 98.

Delligatti headed M&J Management, the family business he founded in 1968, which now spans four generations. The family business employees 1,000 staff and owns and operates 18 McDonald’s restaurants in western Pennsylvania, earning an estimated $45.5 million in annual revenue.

September 6, 2016

I meet a lot of next-generation members of family businesses. One of the hot discussion topics is the question of whether and how they want to start in their family’s business.

I meet a lot of next-generation members of family businesses. One of the hot discussion topics is the question of whether and how they want to start in their family’s business.

December 31, 2014

Family-owned conglomerate Al-Dabbagh Group has launched a 2020 strategy focusing on achieving a 20X20 target across the three core principles of giving, earning and sustaining.

Family-owned conglomerate Al-Dabbagh Group has launched a 2020 strategy focusing on achieving a 20X20 target across the three core principles of giving, earning and sustaining.

April 16, 2013

Oscar Farinetti is one of Italy’s best-known entrepreneurs. His latest venture, a food retailer called Eataly, is among the world’s fastest-growing brands. Family has played a big role in his success.

The calling to be an entrepreneur came to me when I was young, at the age of just 20. I had an overriding desire to be an entrepreneur. At that time, in the late 1970s, I realised that the electronics industry was becoming increasingly important and I decided to start developing my activities in the sector.

January 8, 2013

Whom do you trust out there? In the current climate of downturn and austere suspicion, the likelihood is fewer individuals and organisations than you did before 2007. But do you trust your family?

Whom do you trust out there? In the current climate of downturn and austere suspicion, the likelihood is fewer individuals and organisations than you did before 2007. 

December 18, 2012

Angus Thirlwell, co-founder of Hotel Chocolat, reckons watching his father do business gave him a taste for entrepreneurship. He talks to CampdenFB about risks, chocolate and not following family expectations. 

Angus Thirlwell, 49, is co-founder of Hotel Chocolat.

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