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Ratheesan Yoganathan

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Name: Ratheesan Yoganathan

Age: 36

Company: Telecoms operator Lebara. We want to enhance the lives of migrant communities by providing high quality and low-cost international mobile products and services.

Turnover: £565m

First job: Working behind the counter at a petrol station

Dream job: Running the Lebara Foundation full-time

Car: I’ve recently bought a new McLaren.

Economy, business or first class: Economy around Europe and business class for long-haul trips.

Most extravagant purchase: The home I share with my family.

Most played song on iPod: AR Rahman’s “Jai Ho”.

Best business book: I’d recommend Jim Collins” Good to Great to anyone who is particularly passionate about building a successful business on the back of strong ethical standards and a desire to promote a positive business culture.

Worst business moment: 2007 was a challenge as growth slowed for us but, with hindsight, this only made us stronger and more focused on what we wanted to achieve. 

Proudest business moment: Signing our first MVNO contract with Telfort, a Dutch mobile telecommunication company.

Business mentor: My grandfather, a wise and inspiring man.

Next big thing: Achieving the company’s vision to be the brand of choice for one billion people around the world by 2020.

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