Founder and CEO of Nandos: As chief executive of Nando’s until 2010, he used sheer creativity (and Portuguese-style peri-peri sauce) to take a little restaurant from Rosettenville to the world. Today, Nando’s is loved all over Africa, in America, Australia, the UAE, the United Kingdom and 20 other countries as diverse as Fiji and Bangladesh. The 1 000-plus brand is a mix of franchise and directly owned stores.