Entrepreneurial business leaders know that, in an increasingly globalized economy, sustainable growth often depends on a willingness to look beyond domestic borders.
Many of the entrepreneurs we spoke to told us that they are taking advantage of opportunities in emerging markets, with Asian and Latin American countries frequently identified as high-growth regions.
One entrepreneur who has established a truly international business model is our cover star, Alessandro Benetton, who has recently been appointed Chairman of the Italian luxury clothing brand.
In this issue, Terri Kelly discusses why the meritocratic culture at Gore lies at the heart of everything the company does.
On a separate note, Liam Casey explains how China’s emergence as a center of manufacturing innovation has turned PCH International into a market leader.
We also find out how business opportunities come in all shapes and sizes for serial entrepreneur Frans van Seumeren, as he talks about cargo, cranes and submarines and more.
International expansion has to go hand in hand with a robust product development strategy, as Andreas Kaufmann, Chairman of Leica Camera AG’s supervisory board, knows from experience. By helping Leica make the move from analogue to digital, he not only turned around its fortunes in the short term, he also safeguarded its future.
Rubicon Group Holding’s Randa Ayoubi is raising educational standards through the power of multimedia technology. We find out how the Jordanian business leader is bringing “edutainment” to the masses.
This issue explores how EY’s Strategic Growth Forums — part of our ongoing program of events — are unlocking entrepreneurial potential all around the world, helping both young and experienced business leaders discover new opportunities in different markets.
We also find out why Stephen Catlin thinks better protection for clients means bigger growth for his company, Catlin Group.
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