7 Questions with leaders of small and medium enterprises
Read insights and thoughts from leaders of small and medium enterprises around the world.
Thank you to the amazing leaders of SMEs who have answered our 7 questions so far, we hope you find their answers helpful for you in your leadership journey!
7 Questions with Gabi Babinszky
Name: Gabi Babinszky
Current title: Managing Director
Current organisation: Brandex
Creative and influential Director, leading diverse teams in the delivery of award-winning projects for global, industry-leading organisations. Achieved rapid career progression by exceeding client and employer expectations, developing an all-encompassing knowledge of successful project delivery and effective strategies to increase and exceed annual turnover targets. Focused on applying this wealth of knowledge and experience in the delivery of ground-breaking events for a globally recognised and forward-thinking company.
7 Questions with Alister MacDonald
Name: Alister MacDonald
Current title: Spare Parts Manager
Current organisation: Whale Tankers
After starting life as an engineer I found myself a career in Spare parts Supply chain almost by accident. I basically left a conference for a comfort break at the wrong time. Upon return I was left alone to come up with a vision for inventory management. Suffice to say I was given the chance to implement this plan. I have always believed my teams can achieve more than they think they're capable of and spend my time allowing them to experiment with their roles to go on to bigger and better.
7 Questions with Shiraz Khan
Name: Shiraz Khan
Current title: Sales Lead
Current organisation: Askan Muscat International LLC (Al Taee Group)
I am a sales professional with more than 10 years of experience at different levels of management.
7 Questions with Shivonne C. McKay
Name: Shivonne C. McKay
Current title: Executive Director
Current organisation: CHIPS, Inc.
Shivonne completed her undergraduate studies at Pennsylvania State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She holds an MBA from American Intercontinental University, a Master of Education Administration degree from Adelphi University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.
She has dedicated her life to confronting systems of inequity for marginalized populations through a faith and social justice lens. Most recently, Shivonne spent four years as the founding Executive Director of the Jeremiah Program’s Brooklyn campus, working alongside a dedicated team to provide affordable housing, life skills training, and college access to women and quality early childhood education to their children. Currently, Shivonne is the Executive Director of CHIPS, Inc. a soup kitchen and women's shelter in the neighborhood of Park Slope, located in Brooklyn, NY. Shivonne resides in Long Island, New York.
7 Questions with Onleilove Alston
Name: Onleilove Alston
Current title: Founder
Current organization: HerWisdom LLC
Onleilove Chika Alston, founder of Prophetic Whirlwind Ministries and HerWisdom LLC, is an international organizer, speaker, and writer. Her ministry began after spending 6-years studying, visiting and researching Hebraic customs from tribes in West Africa. She compiled her research in her debut book, “Prophetic Whirlwind: Uncovering The Black Biblical Destiny”.
A global leader who often ministers among African Jewish communities, she was appointed as the Ambassador and given the title of Iyom for The Organization of Igbo-Hebrew Heritage Cultural Foundation’s Joseph Project which seeks to build a link between diaspora Africans and Igbos. She serves on the Pan African Women of Faith planning team and the faith-based coordinator for the Global African Business Association (GABA) a global network of African and diaspora business and political professionals in Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Angola and the United States.
Aside from ministry and organizing work, Rabbi Onleilove is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Arts and Sciences in Criminal Justice for Hope International University and is a Professor at The Hebrew Academy of Detroit where she teaches Hebrew Tribes of Africa, Hebraic Life Cycle Customs and The Hebraic Call to Missions. She lives in New York City. You can follow her ministry at www.propheticwhirlwind.com and @propheticwhirlwind on social media.
7 Questions with Fanny Murhayati
Name: Fanny Murhayati
Current title: Business Development Lead
Current organization: eyos Indonesia
I am a business development and marketing enthusiast who spent my working life time mostly in consulting industry such as marketing research and HR consultant. Currently, I am continuing my journey in SME Retail intelligence with eyos Indonesia. eyos is a retail data automation technology company and helps independent shops and brands in tapping the full potential of data-drive shopper marketing using sell-out data.
Some reasons why I am in love with the business development and marketing world are because I can always meet many people, learn new things from them, whilst at the same time, share my experiences and knowledge that might be useful for others and also enrich my networking. It also helps me to learn and adapt how to deal with different types of persons and types of businesses. Trying to be in other shoes, to understand their interest, their top of mind gives me good references for my leadership style.
7 Questions with Filip Linhart
Name: Filip Linhart
Current title: Founder & CEO
Current organization: Namíru Solutions
FILIP LINHART has delivered exceptional value to clients both as a business consultant and Salesforce system architect in Europe and in the fast-paced Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong for many years.
DELOITTE selected Filip among 67 out of 8000 applicants globally to join the invitation-only networking platform for rising leaders in Asia.
He holds a Masters degree in International Business Management and speaks English, German and Czech. As a founder and CEO of Namíru Solutions, he and his team deliver Salesforce implementation and services to small and medium businesses in financial services, professional services, health care and high-tech manufacturing industries.
7 Questions with Rupen-Doshi
Current title: CEO
Current organization: Future-Tech
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St. Mary’s school, Elphinstone College, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies
CEO of FUTURE-TECH, an Executive Search firm based in Mumbai, India, focusing on Marketing, Finance, Strategy & Manufacturing professionals amongst others
Our understanding of industry, its professionals and business dynamics, amongst other things, puts us in a unique position as business enablers
Our HR Consulting business, enables Small & Medium Enterprises to achieve their business & financial goals, through effective people management
The exposure to a multitude of sectors, coupled with understanding a grass root worker upto a CXO, allows us to implement business enhancing ideas for our clients.
Have guided 1000’s of professionals in career & personal development
Started career at IBM and Hewlett Packard in Sales & Marketing
Co-founder of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s Gandhi Institute of Computer Education, imparts FREE computer education to underprivileged sections of society.
The institute has trained over 3 lakh students in 24 years, in 25 centres all India.
Participate in several Television debates on Terrorism, Citizens involvement in Public Life, accountability of elected representatives etc
Chairman of New Sagar Darshan Housing Society
Member of Breach Candy Advanced Locality Management.
Joined Rotary Club of Bombay Pier in 2016
President in 2019-20
Started 2 Rotaract clubs and 2 interact clubs
Director Non-Medical community service in Dream year 2021-22
Manages club global grants
Did community service especially for Covid-19 Relief and worked closely with KEM, Sion, Nair and Poddar Hospitals and for migrant workers, the homeless.
Gave BMC and Government hospitals ventilators. Did projects with the prisons, FSSAI, old age homes, schools & colleges for education development, rural school development, watershed management etc.
Project Director Rotary Debate league in 2020-21
District Vocational Avenue Co-chair in 2020-21
District Avenue Chair Youth 3 Dream Rotary 2021-22
Member of CSR District team Dream Rotary 2021-22
District Secretary Events in Alpha Rotary year 2022-23
Speaker, writer, trekker, interested in football & martial arts [brown belt in Karate]
7 Questions with Beverly Jenkins
Name: Beverly Jenkins
Current title: CEO
Current organization: Refuge and Restoration
Beverly is a CEO with a sincere instinct for business organization and strategy. She is masterful at developing creative and innovative pathways toward goals. As an “outside-the-box” thinker, she is a true visionary who does her best work identifying ways to meet the needs of people. Always ready to challenge the status quo, she is quick to question why something “can't” be done. Obstacles are simply bridgeways to either a new path or a lesson in how to power through.
7 Questions with Abhishek Tyagi
Name: Abhishek Tyagi
Current title: CEO
Current organization: AnyTechTrial.Com
Founder & CEO: #AnyTechTrial- A Global SAAS Marketplace | Founder: #ValueProspect- Leading Tech BTL Agency APAC | Chairman: #ATVentures- Diversified Portfolio (Technology R&D)
Industrious with extensive experience in strategy formulation, client relationship management and change management.
Determined and responsible CEO with more than 10+ years of learning experience in cross domain functionalities while working with C level and Country head executives of many Fortune 500 organisations. Effectively managed all financial, personnel and operational facets with strong project management and decision-making skills while Promoting culture of continuous improvement.
A deal maker with voice of customer at heart
7 Questions with Yogesh Raj Buliya
Name: Yogesh Raj Buliya
Current title: Heading Operations in India & Abroad
Current organization: DigitaleMantra
An expert in Digital Marketing campaigns, specializing in organic Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing & Social Media Marketing. Strong Analytical background in leading various phases of data mining. Have basic knowledge of programming skills in technologies like HTML, WordPress, Joomla, Magento, PHP, etc.
Yogesh is a marketing consultant with a decade of experience in serving clients all over the world. His potential client base is coming from USA, Canada, Africa, Australia & Dubai. Over the last few years, he has been extensively helping eCommerce & Real Estate businesses in growing their customer base.
Yogesh brings with him wealth of knowledge in the Digital Marketing space and understands the dynamics of various online trends. He is the man behind devising online marketing strategies for the business and conceptualizing unconventional campaigns on digital platforms. Along with an edge for creativity, he spends considerable hours evaluating pie-charts and data analytics to work-out a favorable ROI for the organization. He is also an expert at SEO and ensures that the website is made easily accessible & looks presentable for visitors to have a seamless digital experience. For over 10 years, Yogesh has successfully contributed in reshaping brand identities and helped them transition from offline to online marketing activities to stay relevant in their respective businesses.
Yogesh is well versed in managing tools like Survey Monkey, HubSpot, Zapier, Click Funnels, FB Ads Manager, Google Analytics, Unbounce, OptiMonk, Hotjar, etc. where most of the clients spend a considerable amount of time, that's where Yogesh & his team plays a vital role in assistance so client can focus more on other priority stuff.