Many top entrepreneurs attending the glittering launch of the East African chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organisation – a global network of successful business owners in over 41 countries. And Homecoming Revolution was there to celebrate, in partnership with Norton Rose Fulbright.
Comments Angel Jones, CEO of Homecoming Revolution, “It is always so exciting to witness the passion of entrepreneurial spirit. It’s invaluable for us to build our network of powerful business owners who have returned home from the African diaspora. A big message to African professionals abroad is to find great business models, bring them home and create jobs”.
MD of Norton Rose Fulbright, Rob Otty said, “As a global player with a strong Africa presence, we are proud to partner with Homecoming Revolution at these key networking events of bringing important African entrepreneurs together.”
The event was attended by top homecomer Mr. Aly-Khan Satchu, CEO of Rich Management, who will be a Keynote Speaker at the Homecoming Revolution London Expo in March 2014. His message to Africans in the diaspora is “You don’t want to waste the opportunity of building your business in Africa – we’ve got a ten year gap”.
Also in attendance was homecomer Oscar Ikinu, CEO of Tangaza Pesa, “We are proud to have 300 direct employees and over two thousand five hundred agents across the region. I encourage Kenyans living away to look at all the opportunities here. If you are a success there, you will be a success here.”
A third homecoming entrepreneur, Chehar Shah, CEO of Kenafric Industries said, “I encourage skilled Africans to come home and start a business – it’s not easy, but you’ll love it, and we need you”
The Keynote Address was given by Dr Manu Chandaria, CEO of Comcraft who transfixed the audience with his compelling story of how he and his family worked an 18-hour day with no weekends. Ms Rosemary Tan, EO Global Chair shared her poignant entrepreneur journey to an emotional audience and EO East Africa President, Mr Sriram Bharatam wrapped up the evening with heartfelt gratitude to all the attendees.