One of the prides of Angola, Africa is the daughter of their former president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Her name is Isabel Dos Santos and she is known for being a very successful business woman who has clawed and worked for her success and has paved a road of her own outside of the family’s political lineage (LinkedIn).
Isabel Dos Santos has always been interested and very curious in the business of media, retail, telecommunications, finance and the energy industry – both in her home town of Angola and abroad in Portugal. Even with her businesses in Angola, the Nova Cimangola, a cement company, she is also engrossed and fascinated with the business of oil and diamonds. Isabel Dos Santos owns Jadeium which has recently acquired a percentage of the shares of ZON Multimedia from Spain.
Isabel Dos Santos has also worked on the development, improvement of a retail company in Angola. She has used her majority control of Condis and has collaborated with a Portuguese business about 8 years ago to be able to accomplish this venture. Isabel Dos Santos has also been working with Paulo de Azevedo and his team to be able to open the very first supermarket in Angola, this was accomplished 6 years ago in 2013.
Isabel Dos Santos holds a lot of shares in various companies, here are a few industries and companies that Isabel Dos Santos is involved in:
- A Gibraltar Vehicle Company that is family owned – Trans Africa Investment Services
- Unitel International Holdings
- Santoro Finance
- Esperaza Holdings
With all the successes and achievements of Isabel Dos Santos – her name is very popular now in the business world and she is known as a woman of grace, genius and power. Forbes has listed Isabel Dos Santos as one of the Top 100 most influential women and has valuated her at over 3.5 billion US dollars. Isabel Dos Santos is also the first ever woman who is a billionaire that hails from Africa. Isabel Dos Santos has definitely made waves of her own and has made her name as one of the most respected and most successful names in the business.