Meet Ameerh Naran who became an entrepreneur at the age of 4

Wednesday 06th September 2017 06:06 EDT

Trained in business from a very young age, southern Africa's Ameerh Naran began selling tadpoles to his classmates at the age of four. Introduced to the entrepreneurial world at an early stage, Naran learnt to handle his parents' businesses while they were away. His father owned Zimbabwe’s largest independent shoe manufacturer, Conte Shoes, and his mother had string of garment shops selling Oriental Indian clothes and shoes. “My parents always taught me you can have anything you want in life. You just have to know how to ask for it,” Ameerh said.

With zero experience running a private jet company, 23 year old Ameerh dared to venture into the field and connected with industry veterans Dennis Jans of CharterJet International and Joseph Amissah of Blue Cube Aviation. Following training from both the men, Naran was able to expand Blue Star Jets into Asia in 2010. While the company closed down in 2016 after founders sold it to Apollo Jets, Naran's positive attitude mixed with his interest in blooming businesses led to Vimana Private Jets, where he currently works as chief executive.

Inspired to bring Victoria’s Secret to Africa, Naran walked into the world of lucrative sex toys. On finding that they were illegal in Zimbabwe, he managed to get the law changed after three years of lobbying the Ministry of Health and the Board of Censors- getting the country's first and single license. Good Vibrations, launched in 2015, now has two stores and a website. His third interest, has been one that he has held on to since the age of 11. Wanting to race cars and own a car company, Naran went on to study product and automotive design at university while also training at the Silverstone Motorsport Academy in the UK. He raced in several single-seater series championships after university. Today, he is creating a super car company due to launch in Geneva in 2020.

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