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Sir Richard Branson meets young Peruvian entrepreneurs
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The meeting was organised by the British Embassy in Lima and Wayra Peru.
Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, and one of the most influential businessmen in the world, answered questions from young Peruvian entrepreneurs about business, entrepreneurship, innovation and several other topics, during a meeting organised by the British Embassy in Lima and Wayra Peru on 11 April at the ambassador’s residence.
Branson shared his business experiences with almost 100 Peruvian entrepreneurs who attended the meeting, as well as anecdotes about some of the proudest moments of his career, the challenges he has faced and the lessons he has learned as an entrepreneur. The minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism also took part in the event.
Amongst the subjects Sir Richard Branson spoke about, he highlighted the importance of being the best in your field and, above all, loving what you do. Appointing the right senior colleagues was one of the most important keys to long-term success, he said. Additionally, Branson expressed how exciting it is for him to learn about young peoples’ entrepreneurial initiatives.
- Sir Richard Branson is known worldwide as the entrepreneur who started the Virgin Group and turned it into a multibillion business organisation. Founded in the 70’s, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors ranging from mobile telephony, travel, financial services, leisure, music and health.
- On his Twitter account Sir Richard describes himself as an “adventurer and thrill seeker, who believes in turning ideas into reality”.
- As part of his adventures, he has set a number of international ballooning records and has set a new world record for crossing the Atlantic Ocean by boat.