Garfield Kerr – CEO of Mokha 1450
Tell us a bit about yourself. I have lived in Dubai for over five years. I had a career on Wall Street in corporate law before transitioning to working in private equity, which led me to the coffee industry. I enjoy working out and I’m very active in sports. How did you get started in business?
Leisa Grace Wilson – Editorial Director, Teach Middle East
TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF. My name is Leisa Grace Wilson, and I am a woman of God, wife, mother, educator, entrepreneur and all-around hot mess sometimes. I say I am a hot mess because I am always doing several things at the same time, spinning several plates and sometimes I might lose control.
Joe Osawaye, Owner of Kiza Restaurant and Lounge
Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Joe Osawaye and I’m originally from Nigeria. I am the owner of Kiza Restaurant and Lounge in Dubai. I come from a business-centred family. I can trace my first entrepreneurial experience to when I used to help my mother with her bakery business. Later on, I also
A Rising Movement, Hopeful as One: The Black Economic Collective (BEC)
Out and About Magazine lauds the efforts and draws inspiration from the founders of a truly remarkable initiative that highlights economic change within the Black communities of the EMEAA region. Meet Diana Powell, Marcia Mcleod and Leanne Brackett, power-trio founders of The Black Economic Collective. “We believe real wealth comes from building an economic family and community, mixed