We’re taking over, one company at a time…..
This man left Ivory Coast as a refuge 10 years ago, and he is now a CEO at 46 !!
(Although he was a government minister at the time, which is impressive, government minister at 36!)
The sad part of the interview:
“……..in a previous interview with the Guardian Thiam revealed he had refused to attend any more job interviews unless headhunters told potential employers that he was black before they met him: "I was tired of the usual answer, which was, 'We like you, you are a great guy but this is a division with 10,000 employees and we just don't think they would understand having someone like you at the helm.'"
It's sad that there are still people who think like this. I had a 'similar' incident a couple of weeks ago, someone called me and left a voicemail saying he was exicited by my CV, and that he thought I was a very good match for a job role he had going. I looked at the role, and it was spot on, very good role for me. I called him back, and left a voicemail. This was 5 minutes after he called me. He calls 5 minutes later to say, or sorry, technically, you just haven't got it. I was bemused. What could have changed in 5 minutes? Then it hit me. My voicemail. He heard my accent.