What does it take to be successful and how do we navigate key moments in our lives? In this series, award-winning broadcaster and journalist Aasmah Mir talks to a diverse group of business pioneers about the crucial moments of their careers and what they have learnt from their experiences. From technology innovators to industry leaders, we dissect the road to success and uncover fascinating insights and memorable anecdotes. To find out more, please visit www.withersworldwide.com/en-gb/defining-moments.
Dr. Wisam Breegi on faith, life changing experiences and containing coronavirus
Dr. Breegi's personal experiences became the catalyst for creating his business and their latest product, the Negative Pressure SteriDome, is helping to protect healthcare professionals and patients during the #COVID19 pandemic. In this episode, we uncover Wisam's fascinating journey and learn that what matters is following your instincts, listening to advice you're given and creating opportunities for others, wherever possible.
Matteo Lunelli on family business, luxury brands and the impact of climate change
Joining the family business after many years as an international financial consultant for Goldman Sachs was a turning point in Matteo's career. In this episode, we discover how these experiences – and trusting ones gut – has contributed to the success of the Lunelli Group, the social and economic challenges faced by luxury brands and what makes a family business unique.
Dr. Jay Mei on innovation in biotech, passion and learning from our mistakes
A physician by training, Jay Mei never dreamed he would be a CEO. But his passion for research and his natural curiosity led him to found his own business, Antengene, whose purpose is to help millions suffering from oncological illnesses. In this episode, we explore how science is changing the world, the importance of learning from our mistakes and what has driven his successful career.
Whitney Cathcart and Vadim Rogovskiy on sustainable fashion, technology and taking risks
Whitney and Vadim are co-founders of 3DLOOK, the global leader in AI-first mobile body measuring and fit solutions. They came from different professional backgrounds to build this fashion tech business – Whitney spent two decades as an executive leader in corporate fashion while Vadim was a serial technology entrepreneur, launching his first company at 18. In this episode, Whitney and Vadim discuss what they admire in one another and how technology and AI can transform the fashion industry, for the better.
Dr. Margaret Heffernan on leadership, diversity and striving for excellence
Dr Margaret Heffernan is a woman of many talents. Former CEO, entrepreneur, professor and renowned author, Margaret started her career producing programmes for the BBC. In this episode, we discuss how diverse teams can help businesses solve complex problems, the role of strategic thinking in successful leadership and how creating opportunities for others is Margaret's barometer for success.
Mark Cheng on social entrepreneurship, business model innovation and purpose
A former investment banker, Mark Cheng's career was transformed when he discovered impact investment. In this episode, Mark speaks about his journey into impact investment, why he is passionate about his work and the feeling of success when your investment helps millions of people.