The Chief Executive Officer of Workclick, Mr. Samuel Ajiboyede has commended the founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma for inspiring young Africa entrepreneurs during his recent visit to Kenya.
Mr Ajiboyede who was one of the top CEOs that attended the East Africa forum where Ma shared his business experience said Ma’s experiences was a great encouragement to young entrepreneurs in Africa.
“His story of rags to riches is a great motivation to young people, pushing them to pursue entrepreneurship with the confidence of building big businesses in future,” he said.
“I’m proud to be part of the audiences to learn from his insights.”
Ajiboyede added the Alibaba’s model of empowering people instead of focusing purely on income generation was a great challenge to him, and said he looked forward to emulating it in efforts to grow his company.
At the forum, Ma highlighted how he overcame failures and rejection to build a multi-billion business, opened up a new chapter in the attendees thinking and perception on business challenges.
He met and shared his experience with young entrepreneurs, business people and university students.
Ma also spoke about starting and building a successful venture, and challenged entrepreneurs to see every challenge as an opportunity and encouraged them to take advantage of it, instead of complaining.