Money Moves June 13, 2017 at 09:15 am

Young African Entrepreneurs Make Forbes Africa ’30 Under 30’ 2017 List

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

Fredrick Ngugi June 13, 2017 at 09:15 am

June 13, 2017 at 09:15 am | Money Moves

Jishan Ahmed, Zambia


Photo credit: Zambia Business Times

Jishan Ahmed, 27, says he has always had the entrepreneurship fire burning inside him since he was a child. While in college, he sold phones, flash drives, laptops, and even cars. At 21, Ahmed quit a well-paying job at a steel works company to start his own business, Arete Steel. After several years of struggling to find jobs, now the company has more than 80 employees and turns over $700,000 a year.


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