Participated in a valuable session on 'A Fireside Chat From Africa to Silicon Valley with Mr. Friday C Ndhlovu and Mr. Amer Haider by TiE Lahore and LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship on Saturday, Jan 3, 2014.
The session was so much valuable as the speakers were themselves Tiecons in the Globe. Mr. Friday C Ndhlovu described how he struggle and got his Bank as one of the top Banks. Mr. Amer Haider shared his struggle started from NED Karachi to the insights of Silicon Valley. It's how he joined an organized among top 10 members and now that organization is having more then 1000 workforce. How Angel Investment really works is based on relationships and this is how their company reached milestones based on how they got people into their organization who got relations for investments. And for the success, Mr. Amer shared it all depends upon your team. The expertise the team has, the successful the organization goes in a short span of time.
About Mr. Friday C Ndhlovu:
Mr. Friday C Ndhlovu is an iconic leader in the banking and financial service industry in Zambia holding a breadth of diverse experience across the country. Mr. Ndhlovu founded Investrust Bank in 1995 where he served as Executive Chairman before becoming its Managing Director in 2000. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Zambia National Commercial Bank Limited. Mr. Ndhlovu has held various senior management positions at other leading institutions including the Bank of Zambia, Tazama Pipelines Limited, Zambia National Clearing and Forwarding Company Limited.
Mr. Ndhlovu received a BA in Economics and Mathematics from the University Of Zambia and a Master of Science in Business Administration and Economic from the University of Denver, Colorado in the US. Mr. Ndhlovu has also served on the board of many institutions including the Bankers Association of Zambia, Lusaka Stock Exchange, The Bankers Association of Zambia, Indeni Refinery Limited and Director – Zambia Electronic Clearing House Limited.
Mr. Ndhlovu has transformed Investrust Bank into one of the top 10 financial institutions in Zambia managing a portfolio of over 1 Billion USD.
About Mr. Amer Haider:
Amer Haider is the CEO of Doctella, a company focused on revolutionizing healthcare communication. Amer co-founded Doctella.com with Dr. Peter Pronovost and Dr. Adil Haider, medical experts from John Hopkins and Harvard. Prior to starting Doctella, he was Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Cavium (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading publicly traded technology company in Silicon Valley.
Amer Haider received his engineering degree from NED University Karachi, Pakistan and masters degrees in engineering and business from University of Illinois. Amer is an entrepreneur involved in starting, investing, advising and growing multiple companies that have raised over $100 million in venture capital, have been acquired by technology giants Oracle and Google, and have had a successful public offering creating combined equity value of over $2 billion.