Across the globe, licensed editions of Forbes magazine spans five continents, 25 languages and 13 time zones. They all share the same mission: to celebrate entrepreneurial capitalism in all its forms. This is a global perspective of the business landscape in real time.
“It hurts to see a country with so much potential so wasted,” says Manuel Antelo, an auto industry veteran who turned around struggling Nissan and Renault brands in Argentina. Now, he says, it is his country that needs to be saved, from chronic economic problems that end up sending native talent elsewhere. (He himself moved 20 years ago.)
Felix Ohswald (pictured) and Gregor Müller have created the second most valuable startup in Austria. Valued at more than $3 billion, the GoStudent digital platform connects tutors with students in 23 countries.
Ana Karina Bortoni Dias, president of Banco Bmg, fronts Forbes BrazilThe annual list of the most powerful women in the country. Dias, the first female president of a Brazilian publicly traded bank, is leading the company’s modernization process and the adoption of digital banking services.
In 2013, forbes bulgariaThe inaugural 30 Under 30 list included Darin Madzharov. His online education platform, Ucha.se, grew from roughly $150,000 in revenue in its first year to $6 million today. It recently expanded to Italy, Romania and Spain.
NotCo, a unicorn that started out in Chile developing plant-based dairy and meat products, announced a partnership with Kraft Heinz in February. NotCo founder Matías Muchnick, 33 (pictured right), meets with Miguel Patricio, CEO of the $26 billion US food giant (sales).
ForbesColombia publishes its annual list of the most promising entrepreneurs in the country, including Carlos Guayara, Esteban Peñaloza (pictured right), and Luis Eduardo Patt. The trio are the founders of Trii, a Robinhood-inspired trading app backed by Y Combinator that seeks to democratize access to the stock market.
Bank of Cyprus CEO Panicos Nicolaou reveals to Forbes Cyprus that, after years of confusion, the island’s lender has achieved its 2021 lending targets. Nicolaou says the loans his bank offered last year are helping the Cypriot economy recover from the pandemic.
A recent $125 million Series D round pushed Productboard’s valuation to $1.7 billion. The San Francisco-based startup, co-founded by Czech businessman Hubert Palán in 2014, offers a software platform for product managers. Clients include UiPath and Zoom.
“Present a product [to the market], you need to work day and night. The product must be of excellent quality”, says the president of Sumesa, Jorge García. He has led the Ecuadorian food and beverage manufacturer for nearly 50 years, amassing a portfolio of 28 brands.
“Don’t think that because you are young your voice can be rejected. You have a point of view that deserves attention.”
The last number of georgia forbes It honors Nikoloz Kvaratskhelia, a 30 Under 30 alumnus and founder of the Georgian social media platform Feedc, which has 250,000 active users. Kvaratskhelia was shot dead last September in the center of Tbilisi, the country’s capital.
For his 100th number, Forbes Hungary features 100 Hungarians and their self-made success stories, including József Váradi (pictured top left), co-founder of Budapest low-cost airline Wizz Air, and Kriszta D. Tóth (centre), founder of the magazine online WMN focused on lifestyle.
Forbes Spain chooses billionaire Prathap C. Reddy, 89, to receive its annual Lifetime Achievement Award. Considered a pioneer of Indian private healthcare, the cardiologist founded Apollo Hospitals in 1983. Today, the group operates 71 hospitals and generates $1.5 billion in annual revenue.
Engineer trained in Haifa, Alex Bouaziz stars on the cover of ForbesIsrael for his work at Deel, the San Francisco-based software unicorn he co-founded in 2018 to make it easier to hire and manage remote workers.
in front Forbes Italy‘s number 30 under 30 is Camilla Colucci, 28, who co-founded Circularity in 2018. Her Milan-based team runs a peer-to-peer online platform for selling or buying industrial waste, a circular economy solution for disposal or blind recycling.
Last year, publicly traded Japanese digital advertising company CyberAgent acquired content studio Babel Label, whose associates include award-winning director Michihito Fujii (pictured left with CyberAgent CEO Susumu Fujita). Fujii and Fujita sat with forbes japan to discuss the association.
On the cover of his latest issue, Forbes Kazakhstan uses the colors of the Ukrainian flag in a show of support for the nearby nation suffering from a Russian invasion.
Ulaanbaatar-based fashion designer Katya Zol creates clothing and accessories using Mongolian wool and cashmere. Her brand, BABA, displayed various products at the World Trade Center in New York last December.
Lebanese native Sam Darwish co-founded IHS Towers in Lagos in 2001. In 2021, the telecommunications company, which operates more than 30,000 cell phone towers on three continents and generates $1.5 billion in revenue, went public. New York Securities.
KO Urban Detox Center, a Lima-based fitness and wellness program created by trainer Ale Llosa, grew from 5,000 to 50,000 subscribers after a digital pivot early in the pandemic. Physical stores are scheduled to open in Spain and Miami this year.
Timed to coincide with International Women’s Day, the first issue of the year of Portugal features three covers with professional women from different parts of the world, “in recognition of differences as a great asset in terms of doing business,” writes editor Nilza Rodrigues.
Digi Group, a telecommunications company controlled by Romanian businessman Zoltán Teszári, is expanding into the Portuguese market this year. Last year, the group completed the sale of its Hungarian operations to 4iG in a transaction worth more than $700 million.
Oleg Tumanov founded Russia’s first and largest video streaming service, ivi, 12 years ago. These days, he is up against mighty competitors. Hackers too, who replaced programming in early March with independent news coverage of the war in Ukraine.
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Forbes Lusophone Africa asked 22 influential people to share their perspective for the recovery from the pandemic until 2022. Edite Ten Jua, Minister of Foreign Affairs of São Tomé and Príncipe, called on bold entrepreneurs to rethink traditional business models, starting in the sector of tourism.
Under the leadership of chairwoman Sarah al Suhaimi, Saudi Tadawul Group completed an initial public offering last year and reached a market capitalization of $2.7 trillion, after the Riyadh-based company restructured into a holding group with four subsidiaries, one of which is Saudi Exchange.
While training for the Tour de France, cycling twins Peter and Martin Velits founded the clothing brand Isadore Apparel. Nine years later, the company has clients in more than 70 countries and has raised nearly $3 million to date.
With more than 800 million dollars invested in R&D, Jusung Engineering leads forbes koreaof this year’s top 100 energy innovation companies. The company was founded by Chairman Hwang Chul-joo in 1993 and has developed 19 semiconductor material technologies recognized as world firsts.
Spain features Federica Tremolada in its recent lists of 50 Podcast Pioneers and 50 Leading Women in the Audiovisual Business. As Spotify’s General Manager for Southern and Eastern Europe, based in Milan, she oversees the streamer’s strategy in 26 countries.
Bangkok-based CP Group, a conglomerate rooted in farming and ranching, enters its second century, and billionaire Senior Chairman Dhanin Chearavanont envisions a day when factories won’t require human labor or animal husbandry for production. meat production.
Since founding BIM Group in 1994 as the developer behind Ha Long Bay’s first international-standard luxury hotel, Doan Quoc Viet has built a portfolio that includes solar power plants, resorts, salt fields and a cruise line. Now, at over 60 years old, he is handing over to his son.