Today, the CEO and founder of Merger Tech, Nitin Khanna is one of the most celebrated business executives. This recognition is mainly due to his stellar record as an entrepreneur and investor. Merger Tech is a high-scoring mergers and acquisitions advisory firm that focuses its effort on the tech sector and upcoming entrepreneurs. This company has had a lot of success in its business taking Nitin Khanna to the top of the business world. The Merger Tech CEO recently had a sit-down with interview.net where he discussed short-term and long-term business goals and how they influence success from an entrepreneur’s perspective.
Increasing productivity to meet your goals
Nitin Khanna pointed out in his interview with interview.net that it was very crucial for an entrepreneur or a leader to have both short-term and long-term goals for their business. Short-term goals always lead a company to achieve its long-term goals. Nitin Khanna went ahead to state that making sure that you have the best productivity daily will have a significant impact on your success. Therefore, as an entrepreneur and business leader, you should always put in the effort to be more productive.
The Merger Tech boss, Nitin Khanna mentioned that managing your time well is one of the ways that you can significantly boost your productivity. By managing your time well, you can be able to accomplish all your daily tasks efficiently. In addition to this, Nitin Khanna urged entrepreneurs to find a way to undertake their duties with prioritization. The most critical responsibilities should always come first, and the rest will follow that. Through good time management and proper task prioritization, an entrepreneur or business leader will easily become successful.
About Nitin Khanna
Apart from business, Nitin Khanna is also an innovator and philanthropist. As an entrepreneur, he set up his first business, Saber software in 1999 in collaboration with his brother. This software development company was widely, and they came to sell it later. Merger Tech is a company, Nitin Khanna founded in 2009 and immediately began working on making it successful. Despite the company’s current success, he is hopeful that there is more to come.
Read more about Khanna here https://www.linkedin.com/in/nitinkhannaceo
Serge Belamant is the founder of Zilch Technology Limited. The idea behind Zilch came from a conversation he was having with his son about how influential social media is, and how it can be used to provide young people with financial products through an interface they understand, the mobile phone. Such a personalized financial solution would link their spending and saving habits while providing data for improving their financial situation. An expert with patents in blockchain technology, Serge Belamant studied computer science at Witwatersrand University before forming his first company Net1 UEPS Technologies in 1989. Since then he has worked with many companies in different sectors such as finance, medicine, engineering, and computer science. One of his biggest achievements is creating the technology behind chip-enabled credit and debit cards – chip offline pre-authorized card. View Serge Belamant’s profile at Linkedin.
Thoughts on Success
Serge Belamant believes that to be successful, continuous learning is necessary. The one factor that makes continuous learning easy is coming to terms with the reality that there are things you do not know. The desire to learn and understand things is the path to growth. Above all, no single thing makes people successful. Instead, it is a combination of factors. According to Serge Belamant, profitability comes after success. If it comes too early, one becomes limited by lacking perspective. As such, failure is part of the learning curve. Hard lessons have to be learned before success comes along. Even for companies that seem to have been instant successes, time and effort went into setting themselves up to accomplish such a feat. People should also not forget that in trying to do anything great, doubt will always be there. However, it is okay to doubt. It spurs you into showing yourself that you genuinely believe in what you are working on. Many products have failed because of poor execution or entering the market at the wrong time.
The Art of Selling
For any business, the first customer is usually the one who comes up with the idea. This person has to buy into whatever they are doing before selling it to other people. The selling stage of the final product to other people is hard work. However, you have to keep going but know when to cut your losses and move onto other things. There are new marketing trends, but word of mouth still remains the number driving factor of sales. People always tell others of the products and services they like even if it is through social media platforms.
More about Serge Belamant: https://www.behance.net/sergebelamant
For the last five decades, the Brazilian economy has been on a fast growth which according to pundits has created a spiral effect on its overall service industry. The service industry, however, is mostly underinvested but companies such as JHSF are challenging this reality. One of the people that have been central to this growth is José Auriemo Neto. He understands the importance of the service industry in realizing a fully functional economy. In the recent past, his attention has been in high-end hotels, better offices, and most importantly modern shopping malls. In all these projects, José Auriemo Neto has been keen on involving all the stakeholders.
Many factors make Auriemo an exceptionally successful professional in the real estate industry. First, it is noteworthy to appreciate the fact that he had one of the best introduction to business. The fact that his father was already in this business gave him a soft landing in terms of learning the art of property markets and most important how to negotiate deals. He was also fortunate to work in different capacities before becoming the CEO of the company. This introduction and experience, reinforced by his passion for business, make him the best investment manager of our time. Due to his passion and determination, the company gave him the first chance to manage a project, which he did a great job.
The graduate from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado University is a strong believer of collaborations in business and partnerships with likeminded entities. Because of this stately belief, Auriemo has been able to work with some of the best companies in Brazil. Some of the entities he has worked with through his company include Valentino and Jimmy Choo. Although the two entities are not in the property market, his understanding on ‘when’ to collaborate with an entity is exceptionally brilliant. Regardless of partnership, José Auriemo Neto gets in; he is always keen to protect the interests of his company.
Since the founding of GJP Hotels & Resorts in 1995, Guilherme Paulus has over $600 million of his wealth in transforming the hotel into Brazil’s leading chain of hotel specializing in deluxe services. His investment has paid off as the GJP Hotels & Resorts has grown into an awarding network of hotels with four brands to its name. The four different brands, Saint Andrews, Linx, Wish and Prodigy, cater to distinct needs of various markets in the hospitality industry.
As a testament to the hotel chain’s growing influence in the industry, Wish Foz do Iguaçu which is a five-star rated golf resort located in Brazil’s Foz do Iguaçu in Parana State was voted the best golf resort in the country. Under the chairmanship of Guilherme Paulus, the hotel chain has grown into a national brand with over 20 outlets and an employee base exceeding 19,000 personnel. Such successes and commitment to employment creation earned him Brazil’s Entrepreneur of the Year and Personality of the Year award in 2017.
A Serial Investor in Brazil’s Economy
Before GJP Hotels & Resorts earned him international recognitions and awards, Guilherme Paulus had already made a name for himself as one of the leading corporate leaders and entrepreneurs in Brazil. A risk-taker and bold leader, Mr. Paulus is the man behind the success of Brazil’s leading tours and travel company: CVC. Co-founding CVC in 1972 when he was just 24 years old, Guilherme Paulus guided the company to financial and operational success. As the company’s chairman, he was responsible for the company’s rapid growth into a market leader. By the time he sold his majority stake in CVC for over $750 million, it had expanded its operations throughout Brazil with hundreds of outlets and vendors in major cities across the country.
Investing in the Air Transport
Guilherme Paulus has also invested in the air transport industry with the purchase of an airline with one airplane. Within five years, Webjet had grown into a reputable airline with numerous airplanes. When he sold the airline in 2011 to GOL, Mr. Paulus had transformed it into one of the leading airlines in the country. In addition to his executive duties at his companies, he serves on the management board of Brazil’s National Tourism of Council.
Learn more about Guilherme Paulus: https://videos.band.uol.com.br/16115131/sonia-racy-entrevista-guilherme-paulus-%E2%80%93-parte-1.html
Luiz Carlos Trabuco began working for Trabuco Bradesco Bank in 1969 when he was only 17. During these early years, he also gained a higher education, earning degrees in Philosophy and Social Psychology at Fundacao Escola de Sociologia e Politica de Sao Paulo. has served in various leadership positions at Bradesco Bank for many years. His leadership life really got started in 1984. And his leadership has been awarded many times. In 2006 he was named the Business Sector leader in the area of Insurance and Penson Plans by Gazeta Mercantil Business Leaders Forum. Visit the website weforum.org to learn more about Trabuco Bradesco.
In 2009 he was named on the list of 100 most influential Brazilians in the country. The leadership positions he has held include Vice Chairman of Bradesco Bank’s Board of Directors, President of Bradesco Vida e Previdencia, President of the National Association of Private Pensions, President o the National Federation of Supplementary Health, chairman of the board of directors of Odontoprey SA, and Vice President of the National Confederation of General Insurance Companies. He was also a member of the Association Internationale pour l’Etude de l’Economie de l’Assurance. Visit Wikipedia.org to know more about Trabuco Bradesco.
His biggest role came in 2009 when he was named Trabuco Bradesco Bank’s CEO. This came as Trabuco Bradesco Bank, like many companies in the world, had been put into a state of financial crisis by the worldwide financial depression. For many years leading up to this point, Bradesco Bank had been the number one bank in the country. This year saw this change for many years as they were passed for that spot by Itau Unibanco. In 2016 Forbes named him on its list of Best CEOs in Brazil. He was named the chairman of the board of directors of Bradesco Bank in October 2017.
Trabuco Bradesco had been the company’s fourth CEO. Between October and March, he held both the chairman and CEO position until the vacancy could be officially filled. This past March this vacant position was officially filled by Octavio de Lazari.
Starting at 2015, Brazil has been experiencing its darkest days in the economy. Almost no investments are being made in the nation, the Brazilian community is afraid of spending, and more political figures are being flagged for scam and money laundry as 2017 keeps advancing. The country is experiencing a hard time as unemployment is getting harsher and people don’t invest in education anymore.
However, Brazil is gently overcoming its crash in the economy. Through the right investments in the outside market, they had made a significant rise in 2016 when their currency, the “Real,” increased by 10 % over the US dollar. The framework of the investments being made shows the philosophy of exporting more than importing and making internal moves to create incentives for employment.
With a lot of commitment and the right decisions, Brazil can recover its position as one of the leading countries in Latin America. A famous Brazilian investor, Cassio Audi, never gave up on his country. He has been leading the investment market since 2006 and has worked as Chief Financial Officer and CEO of two prominent companies in Brazil’s economy. With a lot of recommendations from other prominent figures in the field, Cassio believes that Brazil will rise again by making the right decisions.
Cassio Audi has more than 23 years of experience in the field of financial strategy and planning and has helped not only the profit of the corporations he worked on but indirectly has been helping Brazil’s economic state. He already passed through Rossi, one of the most influential companies of civil constructions and GVMI, a corporation that is specialized in making investments.
The picture of the Brazilian economy has improved since the impeachment of the President Dilma Rousseff. Investors are returning their sights to the nation, and the government is making actions to promote education. It is a step in the right direction.