URBAN LIFE 'N STYLE NOVEMBER 2016 | TAKE ME BACK - Page 20

He’s the recipient of a number of awards & accolades: Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the South African Premier Business Awards 2015; Top Empowered Young Achiever of 2016 at the South African Oliver Empowerment Awards; and the CEO Award (Best Enterprise & Manager) from the European Business Assembly 2016. He was also recently been nominated in the Business Innovation Category of the South African of the Year Awards and was named as one of Superbalist’s Top 100 for 2016. One Life. Live Them. Premium cognac brand, Rémy Martin, has launched its latest advertising campaign, that calls for South Africans to live their lives to the fullest. The campaign, entitled “One Life. Live Them.”, was first launched last year and this time it continues the call for individuals to explore a life that is rich with experience. The latest campaign features exciting young proffessionals Sylvester Chauke & Madoda Khuzwayo and we had the opportunity of chatting with them about their many accomplishments and life experiwences. 20 urbanlifenstyle.com Was there anyone who inspired you on your journey to success, who was it: From a personal point of view, my parents were central. It is driving my need to live a better life than what we had. I grew up knowing that it had to get better and I was determined to stop at nothing to get there. Nando’s founder Robbie Brozin, Ex Nando’s CEO Kevin Utian and SVP of MTV Alex Okosi; they instilled in me a sense of the need to showcase African excellence to the world, to embrace the way we do things and drive inspiration in the work we do. They have had a huge influence in terms of my approach to business and to life. Having achieved so much already, what is the next step for you, where will the next five years see you: I appreciate the journey thus far and as cheesy as it sounds, to me this is still the beginning of a longer journey ahead. I am however humbled by every moment and step that led me to this point and the recognition along the way. Any advice for young entrepreneurs: There is so much to share but the “one thing” would be to make sure that as they build their business, it is based on a bigger vision that includes the success and progress of each and every person who works in that business. To build a business with meaning, it needs to literally mean more than a salary to those who work with you. 21