Fueled by his ambitious disposition, Richard Liu Qiangdong embarked on numerous ventures following his college career. Liu Qiandong attended the illustrious Renmin University of China, subsequently graduating with a degree in sociology. During this juncture, Richard Liu Qiandong developed a vast skill set ranging from freelance coding to computer programming. Liu Qiangdong’s ability to digest the seemingly inscrutable dynamics of computer science enabled him to thrive in a digital capacity. While getting his foot in the door, Richard Liu Qiangdong took a job at JapanLife. This corporation promised ample opportunity, and Richard Liu Qiangdong quickly graduated to executive positions.
Two short years later, Richard Liu Qiangdong acted on his urge to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors. Before too long, Liu Qiangdong founded Jingdong, a Beijing-based shop offering magneto-optical products. Liu dedicated much of his time to fostering the growth of Jingdong, eventually expanding to 12 stores throughout China. Cut to 2003, and the SARS outbreak rendered Liu Qiangdong’s enterprise unprofitable. With no patrons or staff in his shop, Liu Qiangdong was forced to rework his business model. As a result, JD.com born. This e-commerce platform proved a suitable alternative, and Liu was even inspired to introduce electronics into his robust line of merchandise.
With JD.com steadily evolving, Richard Liu Qiangdong felt assured enough to cease the Jingdong business. Regarding recent developments, WeChat, a renowned Chinese multimedia software, acquired 15 percent of JD.com for a whopping $215 million. Liu Qiangdong agreed to the deal under one exception: WeChat regularly promote JD.com via their social networks. Given the billions of hits WeChat amasses a month, this was undoubtedly a sage business move on Liu’s part. These days, JD.com works in partnership with Farfetch, an online retail platform. In essence, the two enterprises combine forces to expand their influence throughout the Chinese market.
Since establishment, Stream energy has dedicated its efforts towards provision of services to both residential and corporate clients. These extend from energy needs, wireless connectivity, telemedicine, and security services.
It is, therefore, only natural that a company with a ’people first’ mission statement would dedicate significant resources and time towards charitable courses with the management emphasizing on philanthropy as being part of the company’s DNA. But what philanthropic deeds has the company been involved in?
Longstanding partnerships with charity groups
Stream Energy has been involved in charitable workshops and philanthropic locally and internationally for over a decade. It has often come to the aid of distressed and disadvantaged members of the society across the country and provided them both moral and financial support.
This longstanding dedication to uplifting humanity has caught the attention of such institutions as Patch.com that recently highlighted the energy company’s involvement in philanthropy. More importantly, it has earned the company long-standing relationships and partnership with equally people-minded organizations like Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity.
Involvement in Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey that recently swept over Houston neighborhood in Dallas, leaving a trail of destruction will forever remain arced in the history books for Stream energy. The company is hailed as among the first businesses in Dallas to come to the aid of the hurricane victims.
Apart from helping with the rescue efforts, the company employees offered moral support to these victims by supplying them with food and basic necessities. The company would also offer financial support to its clients to help accelerate their recovery.
Establishment of an internal charitable department
Despite having been involved in charitable courses and philanthropy for over ten years, most of stream energy’s philanthropic deeds were informal. However, after Hurricane Harvey, the company decided to introduce a new department within its corporate structure to address its corporate responsibility and philanthropy.
This major step was arrived at after a careful evaluation of the impact the company’s involvement in the Hurricane Harvey had. The actions have not only earned it respect in the business community but have also contributed to a surge in demand for company services among what the company management considers more loyal customers.
Richard Shinto, M.D., first cultivated the concept behind InnovaCare Health in 1998 while on the North American Medical Management team. As a physician, Dr. Shinto recognized that managed care groups and payers had executive leadership but no operational expertise. He began working to implement a new business model as North American Medical Management grew and obtained more subsidiaries. In December 2012, the management team officially reorganized forming InnovaCare Health with both executive and medical professional leadership. Additionally, the group added Medicaid which boosted already-increasing revenues.
In May 2018, InnovaCare Health announced the addition of two professionals to its corporate leadership team. Peter Zafris, experienced in managed care strategic planning and business development, is now vice president of sales and marketing. In his most recent prior role, Mr. Zafris was responsible for developing and executing his employer’s national business development strategy. InnovaCare named Frank Izquierdo vice president of corporate contracting and network development. With more than 25 years experience in healthcare management operations, he specializes in Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare risk.
Bloomberg features both heads of InnovaCare Health Solutions, LLC: Dr. Richard (Rick) A. Shinto and Ms. Penelope Kokkinides. Dr. Shinto currently serves as president and chief executive officer, as well as a director, with Ms. Kokkinides as chief administrative officer.
Dr. Shinto has more than 20 years of of experience serving in clinical and operational positions in managed care. He began his medical tenure practicing in Southern California as an internist and pulmonologist. Since then, he has held executive positions with several healthcare organizations. Dr. Shinto attended the University of California at Irvine to obtain his Bachelor of Science degree, the State University of New York at Stony Brook for his medical degree, and earned his Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Redlands, California.
Ms. Kokkinides has 15 years of executive leadership experience, primarily in managed healthcare and government programs. She has held executive positions at multiple organizations. Ms. Kokkinides holds two master’s degrees. She earned one for social work from the New York University and another in public health from Columbia University. Additionally, she received her Bachelor of Science in biological sciences and classical languages from Binghamton University.
InnovaCare Health, headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey, provides integrated healthcare solutions. The company’s primary focus is government health plans; however, it works to integrate varied payers and providers into cost-effective and technologically-advanced solutions.
Organo Gold is a company established by Bernardo Chua in 2008, and he is considered as one of the most successful Filipino entrepreneurs overseas. He decided to open up a business that would sell coffee, which is infused with a lot of herbs that makes it beneficial to the body. As the current CEO of the company, he also oversees the various departments under his control and he is making sure that the Organo Gold products are being distributed without any disruption. He was a good leader, and through his efforts, the company became one of the most profitable businesses in the United States.
The products made by Organo Gold uses an ancient Chinese herb, called the Ganoderma. This plant has been used by the Chinese since the ancient times, and it can cure a lot of diseases. Bernardo Chua saw its potential, and he decided to add it to his company’s products. After he released his company’s products, he also launched a review platform that can be seen online. He was overwhelmed with a lot of positive customer reviews about the product that he launched and thanked everyone who participated.
Through the years, Bernardo Chua did not stop on just creating a delicious and herb infused product. He also decided to research how his coffee would produce healthy effects on the body. He chose to add vitamins and minerals to his product and market it to a broad market range. Organo Gold is now sold in a lot of markets around the world, and dozens of countries are importing his business. Bernardo Chua stated that the success of his company could be traced to its ability to provide what it promises, and through extensive marketing, it gained the attention of a huge number of people around the world, and they became interested with the product.
When he joined the OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin set out to achieve sustainable food production. This goal has largely informed the decisions and improvements that the food processor has taken over the years. Their ability to bring on board cutting-edge technology without any hesitation has influenced the great success that the group has achieved throughout its illustrious history.
Sheldon Lavin became part of Otto & Sons, the initial name of the group, as a consultant back in 1970. He was made partner five years later as the firm sought to expand its territory. In the same year, the firm was rebranded to OSI Industries. He had initially served as a bank executive before fully joining the firm.
Throughout his tenure, he has overseen the massive growth that the company has experienced. It currently has 65 outlets distributed in 17 countries. It has also provided employment opportunities for more than 20,000 individuals. At the close of 2016 it had a net worth that totaled to $6.1 billion, a figure that is constantly on the rise.
Of all the assets that the company boasts of, Sheldon Lavin believes that it is their employees that make the greatest difference. They try as much as they can to make them feel at home. This ensures that the employees stick with them through thick and thin. In the long run, the firm is the greatest beneficiary as fulfilled employees guarantee impeccable results.
Sheldon Lavin has actively participated in the advancement of numerous noble causes around Chicago and on a national scale. He generously contributes both his time and money to these causes. The United Negro College Fund, the Jewish United Fund, the Sheba Foundation as well as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society are some of the charities that have enjoyed his generosity. The Ronald McDonald House Charity has him on their board of trustees.
His leadership style and impressive business acumen has seen him receive a host of awards including the Carlifornia Green Business Award as well as the Global Visionary award. RSM US LLP also awarded him with the Lifetime Achievement award three years ago.
Sheldon Lavin has demonstrated great character in his business and philanthropic engagements. It is no wonder that he ranks highly whenever savvy businessmen are discussed.
Peter Briger is a principal of Fortress Investment Group and one of its two co-chairman of the board of directors. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is known for his expertise investing in debt and in real estate. Prior to working for this company he has been with Goldman Sachs for a decade and a half. He is well versed in the Asian financial industry and used that knowledge to help him make good investment decisions in that part of the world.
The two main types of debt he invests in are distressed debt and illiquid investments. During his time at Goldman Sachs he gained a lot of experience in these types of investments and additionally he took on roles in management and operations. He left in 2002 in order to join Fortress Investment Group, a company that had been founded four years earlier. Peter Briger was heavily involved in taking this company public five years later. It now manages over $65 billion in assets and counts large investment firms and private investors among its customers.
For several years of his career he lived in New York City. During Peter Briger’s time there and afterward he has been a philanthropist. He donated over $600 million to maintain Central Park, for example. He now supports a number of San Francisco charities which are working to reduce poverty and help at-risk kids stay in school and complete their education.
Peter Briger is a graduate of Princeton University, earning his bachelor of arts degree there in 1986. He also has a master’s of business administration which he earned at the University of Pennsylvania’s acclaimed Wharton School. His education and experience in the financial industry have led to him taking a leadership position in a number of organizatoins. He is on the advisory board for CNBC, for example. He is also on the board of advisors for the Center for A New American Security. Peter Briger is also a board member for Tipping Point Community which is a San Franciso-based nonprofit. Gift From Alumni Supports Princeton Entrepreneurship
Vinod Gupta, a multi-millionaire through self-efforts, was born in a small town in India. From a tender age, Vinod Gupta showed passion for education through the commitment he demonstrated in his studies. Having attended a village school several miles from their home, he managed to secure himself a position at Indian Institute of Technology where he pursued agricultural engineering. From the village, Gupta went for his master’s degree in business and agricultural engineering at the Us University of Nebraska found at Lincoln.
After school, he worked at Commodore Corporation before founding his own company called American Business Information with a team of marketing mailers in 1972 for his database services with only 100 dollars he borrowed. After 20 years he sold the company at 680 million dollars in 2010. Today Gupta works with Everest Group as a Managing General Partner to help to fail business, private equity and venture capital for other businesses.
Not forgetting his struggle Gupta uses his success for the benefit of others who may be disadvantaged to get a quality education. Through charities, Gupta has been able to improve schools and sponsor ongoing courses to enable others to access education, especially at Alma mater. Due to his passion, Gupta donated one million at Ram Rat Women Polytechnic to give an equal chance for women to get equal opportunities as their male counterparts in Education. This he did by providing all the necessary resources needed for education in polytechnic and therefore promoting gender equality.
He also donated 2 million to build the Business school of Management that was named after him which is one of the best business schools in India and Asia at Large. With the largest library in Asia, the school also offers boarding rooms for students who come from far. The students from these schools enjoy interactions with those from George Washington University due to the affiliation between the two Universities.
In the University of Nebraska where Gupta did his masters, he gave 500,000 dollars for a scholarship fund to help students who cannot afford the courses. When his son died he created a trust fund on his name with the help of Washington to provide more educational opportunities.
Ever Brazilian entrepreneur has perhaps heard the fame of Roberto Santiago and of course, he is a mentor to many upcoming entrepreneurs. The legendary businessman did not just happen, he has his own story to tell and the battles he has fought in his recession journey. His determination and entrepreneurial skills have made him be the successful man that everyone is proud of in Brazil.
Roberto Santiago is the owner and consequently, the Manager of one of the most lucrative malls in Brazil called Manaira Shopping Mall located in Joao Pessoa. The mal happens to be the most outstanding business part in Paraiba State. He built a firm foundation by attending Pio X-Marist College and later pursued Degree in Business Administration at the University Centre at Joao Pessoa. He later stepped into the preparatory path to his career at Café Santa Rosa but after some time he left to start his own Cartoonage Company which developed to produce more creative and decorative products.
The proceeds from the Company enabled him to save enough that he directed it in real estate and the investment turned out to be one of the best ventures he has ever discovered. From this humble beginning, he saved enough to buy land and develop the Mall and within two years it was launched in 1987. The mall was set in his hometown and it was kind of giving back to his community by creating job opportunities and being involved in various community social responsibilities.
Under the leadership of Robert Santiago, the shopping mall has grown to accommodate a variety of facilities like theaters, classic restaurants, gaming areas, concert halls, gymnasium, financial and educational institutions. Basically, you can have all you need under -one roof; this has made it be one of the most famous buildings in Paraiba. His aim is to provide comfort, place of leisure and a lot of fun for his customers; the two main trademarks of Manaira Shopping Mall are entertainment and fun.
The mall is well equipped with the latest high tech equipment that makes the gaming lounge and cinema rooms to be more realistic. The game station is well equipped with over 200 machines which thrill the customers to the top. In addition, you cannot fail to hold meetings even for the VIP since the mall provides VIP rooms. Wondering where to hold your wedding or graduation ceremony? Worry no more; Roberto Santiago has made that special hall for you in the mall.
Roberto Santiago attracted the attention of many investors especially in 2015 when his investment stood the economic crises that hit the world. By then many businesses collapsed but the Mall was not affected. Santiago has been increasing the size and the technology in the mall as the demand has been moving up. The architectural designs chosen by this legend in building the mall makes it more outstanding.
As a successful investor, Paul Mamphilly always finds opportunities and is always ready to give recommendations to investors to consider them. According to him, there is an opportunity in the food industry as the upcoming families are not familiar with cooking practices. Thus, they tend to purchase what they feed on.
— Paul Mampilly (@Paul_M_Guru) August 3, 2017
The young families lack cooking skills and this can be associated with the fact that they have been brought up by two working parents who rarely had time to cook. However, these families are health sensitive and they consider having healthy food with a good nutrition.
Therefore, before venturing into the business, Paul Mamphilly advices that one should consider these factors to make sure that they meet all these requirements. These families are aware of issues such as obesity and diabetes and the food provided should be less contributing to causing them.
Food delivery services should be made by these food investors. This is because the families have less time to make movements. Apart from delivering ready-made food, the investors should also consider delivering raw foods with recipes on how to make food upon request. As a result of this trend, the stock market in the food industry is expected to continue doing well.
Paul Mamphilly got his MBA in Finance education from the University of Fordham. He started his career as an assistant portfolio manager in 1991 at the Wall Street. His hard work and commitment saw him advance in more prominent positions in the financial sector.
He has been the manager for the hedge trust fund after being recruited by the owners of Kinetic Asset Management to manage their funds. Under his leadership, Paul Mamphilly was able to give a high return on investment and the hedge fund was named one of the best in the world by Barron’s.
Paul has won several awards including the Templeton foundation for his financial success and has been featured on several broadcasts.
After working on the Wall Street for some time, Paul Mamphilly felt that it was important for him to help the ordinary citizen to achieve a better life. He therefore stopped working for the Wall Street and laid his focus on helping these citizens.
He later joined Banyan Publishing Hill and currently serves as the senior editor at the company. From his financial experience managing multi-million funds, he is able to help the main street citizen find wealth. He helps them to invest in stock markets with small caps, in technology and in special opportunities that arises.
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Roberto Santiago is one of the most prosperous entrepreneurs in Brazil. He is also a renowned businessman and a proficient writer in Brazil. He is the sole owner of Manaira Shopping Mall, one of the largest malls in Brazil. The mall is the largest shopping center in Paraiba, the Brazilian state. The mall was opened in 1989. It is located in Manaira neighborhood between the city center and the beaches on the north coast of Joao Pessoa. The mall has about 300 stores and a Domus Hall located on the rooftop. The hall is soundproofed, air-conditioned, and it is equipped with music systems of high technology. The hall has a sufficient space that can be used to hold graduation ceremonies, conferences, exhibitions, wedding ceremonies, and other gatherings.
Roberto Santiago designed and established the mall with the intention that it would serve the whole family. The mall has now created employment for many people bettering their way of life. It has also attracted several companies leading to economic growth and improved social parameters in the region. The mall has eleven cinema rooms including a 3D room and several VIP rooms for entertainment. The mall has a gaming area that has various electronic gaming systems. It also has a university, a gym area, and a ballroom inside. It also has vast food courts with restaurants and fast food shops such as the known Espaco Gournment. The mall is one of the best places one can hang out in Brazil.
Roberto Santiago is 58 years old and was born in 1958 in Joao Pessoa. He grew up in the city and studied at the Pio X-Marist College. He later went to the University of Joao Pessoa where he studied and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He started his career by working at Café Santa Rosa in Santa Rosa. He then started his own company that specialized in decorative products and making of cardboard boxes used for packaging. The company excelled and this encouraged him to invest in various retail industries. He later ventured and invested in the mall business.
Roberto Santiago has enjoyed substantial successes in the mall industry. He has great passion towards business, and he is dedicated to hard work and persistence. He also owns another mall known as the Mangeira Shopping Mall. The mall was established in 2013. Roberto Santiago is also a sportsman. He participates in various sporting activities such as motoring. He has received numerous awards and trophies in motocross and karts championships.
The two Robert Santiago’s malls have been built with modern technology and are among the largest shopping malls in Brazil. The malls have led to the economic and social growth of both Joao Pessoa region and the country. The malls have offered the residents and visitors an endless option in entertainment and a good shopping experience.