Interviews

Conversations with women about their multiple roles in the family business.

Bending Steel – MPIL

Bending Steel – MPIL

 Interview with Priyanka Gupta, Executive Director, MPIL, India Indian steel contractor Ashwani Gupta founder always wanted his children to join him in his business. But whether he knew what exponential growth the business would know once his daughter came on board in 2008 is unknown: Priyanka Gupta joined her father’s […]

Utopia. The Timeless Legacy of Pearls

Utopia. The Timeless Legacy of Pearls

Interview with Anna Gaia, CEO of Utopia, Italy Founded less than 15 years ago, high-end Italian jewellery brand Utopia is already known internationally for its beautiful pearl-based pieces. A third-generation family business, Utopia was born out of its 70-year old mother company, Gaia Spa – one of Italy’s leading pearl […]

SOLARIS – Courage and Agility

SOLARIS – Courage and Agility

Interview with Solange Olszewska, Owner and Co-Founder, Solaris, Poland Solaris is amongst the leading manufacturers of innovative buses, trolleybuses and urban rail vehicles in Europe. The Polish brand has experienced stellar growth since its foundation in 1996. Solaris went from being a single factory with 36 employees to a four-facility […]

Energy Source: Family Business

Energy Source: Family Business

Conversation with Patricia Ghany, CFO of Esau Oilfield Supplies Company Limited, Trinidad The coastal expanse of Trinidad and Tobago brings to mind palm trees, idyllic waterfronts; paradise. Just 11 kilometres north of South America, the islands are rumoured to be an inspiration for the legendary adventures of Robinson Crusoe and […]

The Leading Ladies of Pisa Orologeria

The Leading Ladies of Pisa Orologeria

 Interview with Maristella and Chiara Pisa Located in the heart of Milan, the Via Pietro Verri and the Via Montenapoleone are reminiscent of an elegant past. The neighbourhood once hosted the great families of Italian high society and today presents the shop windows of nearly every important high-end fashion brand […]

Forrey and Galland – Dreams Made of Chocolate

Forrey and Galland – Dreams Made of Chocolate

Interview with Isabelle Jaouen, Founder of Forrey and Galland, Dubai When walking past the many shop windows within the enormous expanses of the Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping centres in the world, it’s easy to wonder what level of competition each store faces. Arriving at the colourful chocolate […]