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Top Business Influencers & Experts Per Region

Here's the list of the essential business influencers and business experts for Africa, Latin America, and Mena countries for you to follow and grow your company.

For taxi business owners, following business influencers and business experts can be handy in many ways. Here’s why:

  • You can get unique and valuable insights into the latest developments in any relevant industry.
  • Influencers can be perfect partners for promoting your taxi services among larger auditories.
  • Business influencers and experts can be your link to other exciting business partnerships, which can be paramount for scaling your enterprise.

Business Podcasts And Influencers In Africa

Business Podcasts And Influencers In Africa

Tomiwa Aladekomo is a Nigerian technological guru, business expert, and the mastermind of the Big Cabal Media channel. His informed and nuanced view of Africa as a continent with so many possibilities, he posts about the technological development of African countries. Tomiwa’s special focus is young people, so following him is very useful when your audience is young.

Ola Brown is both a medical doctor and an economist. As the CEO of Flying Doctors Healthcare Investment Company (Lagos), Ola is one of the most prominent business experts of the African continent. As an influencer, she keeps her followers in the know about the latest developments in business trends and finance and shares unique analysis of all things entrepreneurship in Africa.

@africabusinessheros (Instagram) is another business influencer with impressive coverage. Africa’s Business Heroes account is there to inspire and support local entrepreneurship, with particular attention to innovative businesses. Following this account, you’re getting daily updates of inspiring stories and actionable tips. Africa’s Business Heroes also often feature a competition young entrepreneurs can partake in to get guidance and investments for business development.

Agostinho Vuma (@agostinhovuma_real_official on Instagram) is the President of the Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique and an entrepreneur with investments in energy, tourism, and other industries. With his impressive portfolio of entrepreneurial experience and political functions, Agostinho informs and motivates his audience like nobody else.

Business Experts In Middle East and Northern Africa

@arabianbusiness (YouTube and other social media channels) is a business influencer providing you with one of the best business podcasts out there, from a unique Middle East perspective. Located in the UAE, this business podcast features insights on banking and finance, marketing and media coverage, transportation, and more.

Ahmed Abou Hashima (@ahmedabohashima on Instagram and other platforms) is a successful entrepreneur and a business expert with an impressive portfolio of cases in Egypt. With his unique contribution to the Egyptian economy and society in both business and political functions, Ahmed offers his followers unique insights on the economy, politics, and related trends.

@HaylaTV (YouTube and all other social platforms) is a female business influencer from Dubai. Featured in the Forbes Top 10 Arab Women Influencers, Hayla shares her perspective on combining a successful business with other social duties. Lately, Hayla has become a certified business and life coach as well. For women in ride-hailing and taxi business, Hayla can be a great inspiration.

@butrussaid_arabic (YouTube and all other popular social media platforms) is one of the top business podcasts in the Arabic-speaking world. Even though the maker primarily focuses on building a supply business, the interviews and insights from entrepreneurs can be as practical as they are motivating.

Latin American Business Influencers

Business Experts In Middle East and Northern Africa

David Otálora (@davidotalorag on Instagram) is a business influencer and a marketing expert sharing his expertise. Unique insights in the Latin American markets are guaranteed! If you’re willing to look beyond our crash course on using social media to promote your business (though do check it out!), following David is a great idea.

Ana L. Flores is the founder and co-CEO of #WeAllGrow Latina Network. Ana’s digital community is the world’s first network of Latina influencers. Ana is a business expert and an influencer among Latina entrepreneurs across industries. She shares impressive and inspiring stories of businesses that make true change.

Miguel Angel Boggiano is a business and investment influencer from Argentina. As a Chief Investment Officer and a financial advisor with an impressive portfolio, Miguel shares his unique expertise in financial planning, asset management, and financial markets.

Daniel Bonifaz (@danielbonifazz on YouTube and Instagram) is a business expert in Peru. He’s a co-founder and CEO of Kambista, the first digital exchange house in the country. Daniel mostly shares his expertise in meaningful entrepreneurship and running successful startups. Though not a taxi podcast, his YouTube channel is packed with actionable business and investment advice and, of course, inspiration.

Business Experts From Europe & USA

Business Experts From Europe & USA

Alex Hormozi is an entrepreneur with a portfolio worth over $100 million, and an inspiring business expert. Alex shares insights gathered on his journey as a second-generation immigrant and a successful entrepreneur who’s hacked the work/life balance.

Tony Robbins is a business influencer and motivational speaker from the US. Tony is famous for his ‘small-steps’ theory of business success. Active on X, YouTube, and all other popular social media platforms, Tony is definitely worth following.

Gary Vaynerchuk (also known as Gary Vee) is an American-Belarusian business expert, investor, and motivational speaker. While VaynerMedia specializes in digital marketing, Gary eagerly shares the most actionable advice in digital promotion, building an impactful business, and much more. If you’ve already checked out our “How to promote your taxi app as a pro” webinar, Vaynerchuk’s channel is your logical next step.

Melinda Emerson (@SmallBizLady on the popular social media platforms) is an expert in entrepreneurship, a best-selling author, and a motivational speaker. Melinda’s followers can expect unique advice on starting small and scaling a business, business development, social selling, and online marketing.

You may also want to know

  • The influencer’s total following and engagement of their audience determines the outreach of an influencer. The top 10 influencers globally are celebrities, professional sporters, and media personalities, such as:
    • Cristiano Ronaldo, @cristiano.
    • Selena Gomez, @selenagomez.
    • Kylie Jenner, @kyliejenner.
    • Leonel Messi, @leomessi.
    • Kendall Jenner, @kendalljenner.
    • Beyoncé, @beyonce.
    • Billie Eilish, @billieeilish.
    • Ariana Grande, @arianagrande.
    • Taylor Swift, @taylorswift.
    • Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, @neymarjr.
  • Gary Vaynerchuk, @garyvee, is the biggest Instagram influencer entrepreneur. His total number of followers is 10.2M. His other accounts @vaynermedia, @vaynersports, and @veefriends enjoy substantial following as well.

  • Influencers are opinion makers with know-how and a name in a particular field. Influencers have steady audiences and enjoy a great share of media attention. Influencers in entrepreneurship are generally people who've built a successful business and now share their unique insights and inspiration. People trust influencers partly due to their expertise and partly due to their charisma and personal touch. Typical examples are Bill Gates, Amber Lilyestrom, Michelle Obama, and Elon Musk.

  • While different researchers provide different results, it’s safe to say Elon Musk is the most followed business owner in the world as of 2024. Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, and Ratan Tata are other very popular entrepreneurs.

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