Serge Belamant was born and raised in Tulle, a French city. He is the patent holder of blockchain technologies. At the age of 14, his father who was a tiling worker moved to South Africa with his family with the aim of pursuing his tiling work. It is during this time where he attended The Highlands North High School where he had a chance to learn how to speak and write English. His performance in rugby, chess, and athletics during his time in high school was exemplary. He later had an opportunity to study in the discipline of computer sciences and technology at both Johannesburg Witwatersrand University and at The University of South Africa.
He secured his first employment at Matrix, which is a big civil engineering company. Through his career, Serge Belamant had a chance to work with various companies with diverse functions and capacities. He also worked on all size ranges of IBM computers and create applications that were used to determine the levels of water in various dams across South Africa and also predict future droughts. See more on everybodywiki.com
It is the skills he acquired while he was working for various companies and his passion for coding that made him a crucial member in developing most technological advances. In 1989, Serge Belamant created his first company Neti UEPS Technologies which specialized in the development of a universal electronic payment system (UEPS. It’s Serge Belamant himself who designed the systems, and in 1995, VISA approached him to purposefully come up with an offline pre-authorized card. Neti came up with a digital payment system that made the transfer of grants and welfare funds across South Africa possible. This brought a change into how financial banking systems are used today. The same system is today used in far-flung countries such as Russia and Iraq.
Serge Belatman co-founded Zilch Technologies in 2017 making it his most recent venture. The firm is based in the United Kingdom. In an interview, he said that it is his son Philip who gave him the idea of The Zilch. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors Medikredit Integrated Healthcare Solutions.
Flavio Maluf was destined to succeed having been born into a prosperous home he had more opportunities than average individuals. His father, a successful entrepreneur, was Flavio’s mentor. His father was the president of Eucatex, and Flavio Maluf followed his step to be the president of the same company. Although Flavio did mechanical engineering in college, he did not follow his calling but instead decided to venture into business. He began working in the family-owned business Eucatex in 1987, where he still had to learn various tools of business trade, this was made accessible through the support of his father. He brought different dynamics into business such as the creation of highest quality products that meet the needs of the customers by utilising the latest technologies of production. Read more about Flavio Maluf at Blog do Ronco
Flavio Maluf work at Eucatex
Flavio Maluf took his family business into a multi-million dollar enterprise; he was able to do this when he was the president of the rich food which is a large Brazilian company that deals with product and manufacturing of different Agricultural brands such as Premier Pet and Golden Feeds. Eucatex Group was an idea of his great-grandfather. The company initially involved itself in the production of insulated plant-based lining, partitions of homes and different kind of walls. The name of the company came about by marrying the words eucalyptus and textile thus Eucatex. Many of the company’s products are created form eucalyptus and many textiles.
Eucatex hand in the construction of new Brazilian World Cup Soccer Stadium
Flavio Maluf has followed family tradition by keeping the production of the company and the company’s policy of being always green. The company practices environmental friendly acts as this is one of its policy. The company has benefited by involving itself in different summer Olympics that they have been held in Brazil as it is always the preferred construction company. The company constructed the new World Cup Soccer Stadium, Eucatex supplied all the constructions equipment and was involved in the construction. Moreover, the colourful and admirable colours of the stadium were made possible by Eucatex.
Being a budding entrepreneur, Bernardo Chua has continued to build a stronger empire for himself through the major developments he has brought in the field of business. He has always been passionate about venturing into the field, and his dedication is the major reason behind his notable successes. He continues to make discoveries on the various ways he can bring changes in the area and he never goes wrong with any strategy that he chooses to use. As the founder of the well known Organo Gold firm, he has helped people acquire healthy and fit living through the natural ingredients he uses in the manufacture of his products. See more of Bernardo Chua on Slideshare.
He also possesses great expertise in marketing. He has used great approaches when marketing and advertising his products. Due to his commitment, his products are well known across the globe, and they have been widely used by many people who are sensitive about their well being. His ability to promote the products through billboards, unique advertising strategies as well as the use of media has created awareness of the products which has, in turn, helped him increase his stake as well as the total profits of the company. He continues to target for the best, and his ability to associate well with his clients had also done him good. He is also a believer in hard work, and he does not take chances when it comes to fueling growth in his firm. As a strong leader, Bernardo Chua has also taken an extra step towards ensuring that each of his clients is fully satisfied with the services that his firm offers and he always seeks to eliminate any trait among his employees that encourage laziness and lack of ethics at the workplace. His skills in leadership have served him good, and he seeks to work closely with other leaders to ensure that they change the world.
The Energy firm has global recognition due to its vast experience and expertise in areas such as geology and geophysics. It is headquartered in Houston, Texas. It has made huge investments in the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Coast region. Talos Energy has succeeded in the acquisition and exploitation of the basin due to the use of modern technology and its seismic database. One of the factors that have helped the company to grow fast is the management’s decision to maintain control of most production processes. For that reason, the energy firm has adopted modern processing techniques in all its operations. The management of the company hopes to increase their production capacity, increase the hydrocarbon recovery, and help in ensuring health safety.
Oil and gas are one of the most common sources of energy, and the situation may remain the same many years to come. Some of the ventures of Talos Energy have been considered impossible by other players in the industry. The organization focuses on acquiring assets that have been under-valued with the hope that they would appreciate after using modern processing techniques and geophysical data. Talos comprises of highly trained technical teams whose main task is to assess the value of the assets and analyze them to make informed decisions. The experts at the firm help in allocating the necessary capital in various ventures to increase its drilling inventory and lower the risks involved. The management is always keen to identify the latest trends in the sector and adopting them to increase the returns.
Talos Energy has been growing over the years, and that can be attributed to the strong management team at the organization. It has created employment opportunities for many specialists in areas such as exploration, production, and various corporate disciplines. The organization has been rated as one of the best workplaces in Houston from 2013 to 2017, this is because the employees enjoy competitive remuneration benefits and the working schedules are flexible enough to allow them to focus on their personal matters. One of the core values of Talos is employee safety and the firm has invested a significant amount of resources to achieve that.
JHSF is a Sao Paulo-based company that is leading in the real estate sector of high income in Brazil operating in the residential as well as commercial markets acquisitions, development as well as management of upscale hotels, shopping centers and international executive airport. The company always strives to find new opportunities in the areas it operates in.
Jose Auriemo Neto is the Chairman of Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of JHSF and under his tenure, the company has made huge strides towards success with launch of titan projects such as Parque Cidade Jardim, a luxury complex sitting on a 80,000 square meter land at the edge of Marginal Pinheiros. The complex became a huge success for both Mr. Neto and the company with enormous revenues from the shopping mall, residential areas, offices, apartments and more spaces in the building.
He first came up with the idea of constructing the complex some time before 2006 and his father, Roberto Auriemo Neto refuted it for not being a good idea at first. However, Mr. Jose Auriemo Neto pushed for the development of the project and became supportive along the way. It was launched around 2006 and as a result, it garnered a lot of fame for the entrepreneur. Consequently, he was featured in Business of Fashion’s list of the most influential individuals in the fashion industry in Brazil.
JHSF was born out of a family conflict in the 1990s between brothers. Roberto Auriemo went on to rebrand a section of the company to a real estate company. Initially, the whole company incorporated construction and incorporation services only. The company grew in the hands of Roberto Auriemo and his son, Jose Auriemo to go public in 2007. As at 2017, JHSF was valued at R$1.2 billion, thanks to the visionary leadership of Jose Auriemo.
Jose Auriemo is a family man who values family more than anything else. He said that his father was a pillar to his ideas and he counted on him for guidance. He nurtured him to take over the company from a young age. At a young age, Mr. Neto started a small company that dealt with parking. He demonstrated his leadership skills in that capacity until he joined the company at 27 years.
Flavio Maluf is the chairman of Eucatex. This company is one of the largest producers of floors, partitions, door, MDP and MDF panes, wood fiber sheets, paints and varnishes in Brazil. The company is based in Sao Paulo and uses eucalyptus as a raw material for all that they produce.
The company was founded in 1951 and invests in land and reforestation to guarantee that raw material supplies won’t dwindle. Eucatex corporate headquarters are in Sao Paulo but they have offices all over Brazil and even abroad. They have developed the Environmental Education Program or PEA known as Casa da Natureza. The project takes place in various cities in Brazil and most of the workers are students. The program mostly focuses on the preservation of the environment, the importance of correct management of forests and on the importance of eucalyptus as a raw material.
Flavio Maluf knows that urban tree planting can benefit society and that there must be recovery planting in degraded areas. This is part of the Eucatex Environmental Education Program to teach others about forestation. Eucatex relates directly to the community around them. The main goal is to let society know about the possible impacts of forest operations and to carry out a socio-economic diagnosis. The project is chaired by Flavio Maluf who sees to it that actions are planned which contribute to the quality of life and the community in general.
Eucatex has also developed an apiculture program with the intention of generating income for families living in the regions covered by forest by providing apiculture pasture so that beekeepers can produce honey from the flowering eucalyptus in the forest. Flavio Maluf’s company also generates about one thousand jobs and helps to stimulate the local economy by providing jobs hospitality and other sectors. The company also strives to preserve forest by preventing fires especially during the seasons there is the most risk. They construct firebreaks and always keep the local community aware of this so if fires break out they can be detected quickly and eliminated before they spread.
Wes Edens is a huge American businessman and the chair and founder of Fortress Investment Group. He is also the founder of Brightline which is the first major private intercity passenger railroad company in America. Recently Brightline teamed up with Richard Branson and Virgin Group to form a strategic partnership. Following this partnership, Brightline will be known as Virgin Trains U.S.A. The branding will begin in 2019.
Wes Edens launched its services between West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami in May 2018. At present has it has plans to grow its wings Tampa and Orlando. If things will go as planned, it starts the construction of the railway that connects Southern California and Las Vegas come next year. See more information about Wes Edens at wealthx.com
A minority investment will be made by Virgin Group in Brightline. Affiliates of Fortress Investment Group and the executive team of Brightline will manage and the investment. Wes Edens mentioned that the private sector-led move to reinvent rail services for passengers in America is taking a greater turn with the involvement of the Virgin Team.
Wes Edens continued to add that Virgin has over time built a trusted brand in the travel and hospitality industry. He added that with this customer experience and his team’s culture of innovation and disruption, success will be certain.
Richard Branson also commented on how much fun and success they have had while coming up with innovative transport businesses that bring newness to the markets while at the same time establishing loyal followings.
They managed to change domestic air travel using Virgin America. He said Brightline was the best company to team up with as they are leading in innovation. Together, they plan to change perceptions and traveling styles across the U.S.A. This partnership is likely to aid customers with access to more ridership from other Virgin-branded travel business such as Virgin Voyages, Virgin Hotels, and Virgin Atlantic.
The Virgin Group has vast experience working in the UK rail industry. This includes present investment in Virgin Trains. Virgin Trains are an intercity passenger rail system that goes at high speed. Virgin Trains has been in operation for 21 years.
Flavio Maluf is the son to Paulo Maluf, born in December 2nd, 1961. He is a Brazilian businessman with a degree in mechanical engineering from Armando AlvaresPenteado Foundation (FAAP). But due to the love of becoming an entrepreneur, Flavio shifted to business studying full time. He is the president of Grandfood the parent company to premier Pet and Golden feeds, also the CEO and VP president of Eucatex. He joined Eucatex in 1987, with full of experience in the trade industry having worked in various sectors. Read this article of Flavio Maluf at Business and Economics.
There are many factors which may cause a business to fail, one of the reasons being tax burdens imposed by the government. To Succeed, therefore, becomes an uphill to many entrepreneurs although Flavio Maluf shares some suggestions on how to minimize the impact of taxes on Brazilian markets. He proposes the Fiscal Inventive Laws which will help companies to direct some of their taxes to support health, social, and cultural programs rather than the money going directly to the government.
This approach will help companies to strategically plan how to spend their fund instead of leaving that duty to the government. The results will leave a positive impact on the society that can be used to attract more customers also improving the company`s image. Granting tax incentives and decreasing tax burden through tax reduction, compensation, and exemption to specific companies will stimulate the success of this companies. Companies will be able to create more job opportunities, and then reinvest the surplus within the organization.
In addition to tax incentive, Flavio Maluf understands that entrepreneurs have roles to play too. They should have strong ambitions to stay focused as the ladder to entrepreneurship is not easy. Entrepreneurs should recognize existing limitations which may prevent business from succeeding and find positive ways of encountering them.
OSI Group is an American based company that majors in manufacturing and selling meat products. The products include meat patties, fish and poultry. It was founded in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky serving as a family-owned business in Chicago as Otto & Sons USA. It has its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois, United States.
OSI Group McDonalds is headed by Sheldon Lavin who is the chief operating officer. He joined the company in 1975 while serving as its investment consultant. OSI Group McDonalds has grown to become one of the largest privately owned food providers in the world offering job opportunities to over 20,000 people.
A large number of employees work in over 65 facilities in 17 countries worldwide. Their services extend to custom food development and worldwide supply of food from the sourcing to the processing and finally to the distribution.
With over 100 years of offering food solutions, they have become masters of their craft and provide the best services to their customers with a commitment to food safety and quality assurance.
In the early years when it was still Otto & sons their primary task was to supply the ever-expanding number or regional McDonald’s restaurants. The McDonalds restaurant was first opened in 1955 by Ray Kroc in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Ray Kroc had earlier entered into a business agreement with Arthur and Harry the two sons of Otto Kolschowsky to be their first supplier of beef. Kroc later bought and became the chief executive officer of McDonalds Corporation.
OSI Group McDonalds taking over offered a platform for a symbiotic relationship with Otto & Sons. In 1973 Otto & Sons built a plant dedicated to McDonald’s in West Chicago, Illinois. In 1975 Otto & sons became OSI Group industries thus moving from becoming a family meat shop to a more advanced company.
Just like OSI Group McDonalds continued to grow internationally and thus resulting in the appointment of Lavin as the chairman and C.E.O. His election saw a growth in the company and continued business ties with McDonald’s which was a significant customer.
The OSI Group and McDonald’s joined the partnership and ventured in Germany and Spain.
Ryan Seacrest is the host of American Idol as it returns this year. Seacrest has won several awards, is an entrepreneur, and is a host in a national radio and cable television. Because of his entrepreneurial interests, Seacrest is involved with many entertainment and media companies. He is also involved with several charity organizations and has impacted thousands of people across the United States.
Ryan Seacrest is the host of the nationally syndicated On Air with Ryan Seacrest radio show. The show airs every weekday on the Los Angeles KIIS-FM. It airs in the morning drive time. Its affiliates air the radio later in the afternoon. The derives segments from the host’s L.A.’s Wake Up show and bundles them with music for the audience in other cities to listen later in the day.
Ryan Seacrest is also the executive producer and co-host of the morning show Live with Kelly and Ryan. On the 1st of May, 2017, Seacrest became the show’s co-host, succeeding Strahan. Apart from joining the morning show as a co-host, he also joined as one of its executive producers. On 5th September 2017, the show updated its look and introduced a different show opener. On the 1st of May, 2018, Ryan Seacrest and Ripa celebrated their first anniversary by looking back at the best moments the previous year.
The entertainer not only features on television and radio shows but also in the fashion and clothing industry. In 2014, Ryan Seacrest opened the Ryan Seacrest Distinction, a men’s clothing line which celebrates classic looks with a contemporary and modern eye. The firm sells well-designed and tailored clothes and accessories to men of all ages.
Ryan Secrest (@ryanseacrest) also has an interest in philanthropy and charitable events. His philanthropic endeavor includes being the chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. The non-profit organization has established ten Seacrest Studio—broadcast media centers—in pediatric health units in various cities across the United States. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s primary aim is to positively contribute to the children’s healing process and uplift the spirit of the healthcare community. Apart from that, Seacrest works for the Grammy Foundation as honorary chair.