Manoj Narender Madnani, Executive Board Member, Founder & CEO – Making 1+1=11

“Human capital creates the financial capital which then leads to financial independence.”– Manoj Narender Madnani

In this episode, Ashutosh Garg engages in a conversation with Manoj Narender Madnani, Founder and CEO, ‘Making 1+1=11’. Manoj is a very successful businessman from Dubai who runs businesses around the world.

Manoj shares the three key milestones in his life. He talks about 1+1=11 and his business ventures. The experienced businessman emphasizes on the importance of continuous improvement. He shares his experiences working in different corners of the world, in entirely different cultures.

Manoj elucidates what ‘conscious and collaborative capitalism’ are. He attempts to define his unique management style. He shares valuable insights about how to make a wise investment. Later in the episode he shares the interesting story of a social experiment he conducted to pick a business partner.

Manoj talks about the significance of the values and ethics associated with business. Manoj, who has a large portfolio in Africa, talks about the business opportunities in Africa and the potential challenges. He gives invaluable advice about how to run a global business. He defines success meticulously in a unique way. Before concluding, he tells how he is rethinking life and business during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Manoj Narender Madnani, Executive Board Member, Founder & CEO – Making 1+1=11



A global investor who strongly advocates the need for Conscious and Collaborative capitalism in all his ventures. He espouses the philosophy of 1+1=11 whereby his intended outcome is that every relationship must have an exponential impact for all parties, essential for success in today’s VUCA world. A proven combination of business development, deal origination, human capital optimization, digital transformation, operational excellence oversight, due diligence insight, effective risk management and strategy, conflict resolution and special situations. An effective communicator who is comfortable addressing unions or any audience size. He specialty is international complex transactions; his track record and high-level transactions have allowed him to build an extensive and impressive global network of relevant contacts in all major sectors.
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Multilingual and comfortable to operate in multi-cultural environments. Industry agnostic with experience in the Automotive, Aviation, Construction, FMCG, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Natural resources, Technology (including EnterpriseTech and FinTech) sectors. He understands cultural nuances and is able to align competing interests to arrive at a successful outcome. Directly involved in global transactions totaling US$ 10 billion to date from origination to exit with capital markets experience in Asia, Canada, Poland, UK and the USA. Well versed in government relationships. In country efforts have always been focused on adding value back to society through sustainable philanthropy. Prior to The DSA Group, he was with the Kulczyk family (2007 to 2015) focusing on developing their international footprint. He was directly responsible for their investment portfolio in global growth markets which resulted in gains for the family with significant increase in the portfolio NAV during his tenure.




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