In the 36th issue of Tharawat Magazine we dedicate our special feature to the topic of 21st century leadership. We kick off the section with a gallery of leaders through history and the unique qualities that made them influential in their times. To understand today’s leadership conversation, we featured four leaders and their leadership philosophies: Discover Rodolfo De Benedetti’s impressive ability to foresee future trends and stay agile within the ever growing structure of CIR Group. South African entrepreneur Sibongile Gumbi combines scientific discipline and business savvy into a leadership approach that emphasises the importance of community and knowledge. Willem van der Leegte has recently stepped in his father’s footsteps as the third generation of his family business, VDL, and explains the importance of fast decision-making and openness to technology. Finally, descendant of one of Egypt’s most legendary family businesses, Omar Safeyeldine explains how his leadership style was inherited as well as shaped by the principles taught him by his family.
In our feature section we discover the exciting contrast between the story of Italian household name Vitale Barberis Canonico, 13th generation textile production legacy and the entrepreneurial journey of Algerian brothers Abdelmadjid and Riad Fechkeur and their path towards diversification.
Ladislav Brazdil tells the story of his family’s journey towards creating wheel-chair accessible vehicle Elbee in our Entrepreneurship piece while our Philanthropy article follows the Ojjeh siblings whose lives were changed when a decade ago their parents made them a special gift.
Featured in our Education article is Prof. Kavil Ramachandran and the ISB’s Schmidheiny family business center highlighting the winding paths of Indian family businesses. Get a deeper understanding of Bitcoins and Robotics in two exciting articles by our staff writer Tony Sekulich.
Enjoy the read!