CrossOver Year-In-Review Recap

The Crossover Show with Harleen Jabbal has had an exciting and fruitful year in its first season. Host Harleen Jabbal spoke to 22 inspiring entrepreneurs and trendsetters in a show that is all about connecting brands.

First up was Samir Asghar CEO of First Solar who got the ball rolling talking about his passion for green energy and his vision to see Kenya become a solar nation.  Next came Brian Sagala Group Head of Sales and Marketing for BM Security. Initially, Brian thought he’d be pursuing a professional rugby career. Instead, he got into the security business and found out that office work and sports have a lot in common.

Conversations with Charlotte De Ridder, Managing Director at Yusudi, Gurmit Thethy, Founder and CEO of Gee Tee Industries and Shruti Shah, Founder of Arama followed. All three spoke about their passions :the youth for Charlotte, the elderly for Shruti and for Gurmit it was food, one of life’s basic necessities.

Dr. Hooria Chisti, Managing Director of Seneca International shared her story about the challenges she had setting up her company and how she overcame them while Paul Kihiko, founder of Wing It spoke about his enthusiasm of being part of Kenya’s growing economy.

Neil Ribeiro of Sodexo stressed the importance of making sure employees were well fed while Agnes Munuve of Tess Fashions shared her journey in Kenya’s fashion industry.

Wanjiku Mahihu Managing Director of Baraka Roses shared her experience of being part of a family business and what it takes to sell roses to the world.

Jasneel Dhanjal Managing Director of D’vine spoke about the difficulties of a local cosmetic company making a name for itself against well known international brands.

Zack Mukewa CEO of Broadwalk shared how one can become an entrepreneur with a Seven2Seven Kiosk.

Some of the trendsetters to guest on the show included media personality Miss Mandi who talked about how she got into content creation and food vlogging.

Nimit Shah Director of Event House Limited shared on how he moved from corporate finance into the events world while Gurpreet Dhanjal Managing Director of Colourtunes Kenya spoke about how his experience in the rifle range helps in the boardroom.

One of the show’s most passionate and inspiring guests was Barbara Okeyo Founder and CEO of Restoration Experience Africa who spoke about inspiring a personal awakening in the hearts and minds of professionals in Kenya and Africa.

Dr. Mandeep Kaur Sokhi a pharmacist and owner of CityMed Pharmacy shared on the state of the pharmaceutical industry in Kenya and the country’s fight against counterfeit drugs.

Relationship expert Chris Hart confirmed what every woman has long suspected: that all the good men are taken. He also gave tips on the best place and method to find a serious partner.

Art conservation is something rarely heard of especially in Africa. Dipti Fernandes the Founder and Chief Artist, Studio d’Antique Conservation came on to the show to share about the importance of art conservation for future generations.

For any entrepreneur, persistence is a key to success. No one knows this better than Alix Grubel, Founder of KenyaBuzz who came up with the idea for her business out of a moment of boredom.

Have you ever heard of a wine sommelier? Well,  Victoria Munyoki is one and she was on the show to talk about her job and the growing wine industry in Kenya.

Actor Charlie Karimi was definitely this season’s most exciting guest. He shared about his journey into acting and the importance of being yourself.

With the first season of the Crossover Show successfully completed, look out for season two for more informative, inspiring and exciting conversations with the movers, shakers and trendsetters in Kenya.